Later in the century its power began to be sapped by Macedonia.
Still, its foundations were sapped.
So you sapped us to keep her from absorbing our power.
But its importance was sapped by the vicinity of Belfast, and its historical associations are now its chief interest.
This political victory of the aristocracy was merely the consummation of a slow subterranean revolution which by innumerable reiterated blows had sapped the structure of the body politic, and was about to transfer the people of Gaul from the Roman monarchical and administrative government to the sway of the feudal system.