- n.下降; （力量、健康、品格、权力、价值等的）衰退; 下倾; （人、生命等的）衰退期;
- vt.& vi.辞谢，谢绝（邀请等）;
- vi.（道路、物体等）下倾; （太阳）落下; （在品格、价值上）降低; 衰落，谢绝;
- 第三人称单数: declines;
- 过去式: declined;
- 过去分词: declined;
- 现在分词: declining;
We need to take corrective action to halt this country's decline.
The closure of the mine was the single most important factor in the town's decline.
Meryl's health started a precipitous decline.
The electoral fortunes of the Liberal Democratic party may decline.
He took her on tour of Europe, but the travel only hastened her consumptive decline and death.
The rise or decline of the United States is not a function of deterministic forces.
The decline in marriage has been offset by a rise in cohabitation.
Libraries are an investment for the future and they should not be allowed to fall into decline.
I think we can date the decline of Western Civilization quite precisely.
The first signs of economic decline became visible.
There wasn't such a big decline in enrollments after all.
Thankfully the smoking of cigarettes is on the decline.
This year can only see a repeat performance of the decline.
There was a significant decline in the size of the business as the company transitioned to an intellectual property company.
Furniture and carpet retailers are among those reporting the sharpest annual decline in sales.
His father is on the decline.
The birthrate is on the decline.
I must decline to show favour to any of the candidates.
The decline of community life is negating the work of welfare services.
There has been a sharp decline in profits this year.
The decline of sales embarrassed the company.
Prices at the fairs are stable with a slight decline.
I appreciate your kindness but must decline the offer.
The customs figures show a steady decline in British trade.
It is reported that the temperature will decline sharply in one or two days.
His prosperity is on the decline.
You are just the person for the job. Don't decline out of modesty.
They wish that prices would decline.
The move stopped the pound's decline but failed to bring about a significant rally.
They tend to decline in people's later years.
Some of them begin to decline when people are still young.
Some diseases inevitably lead to their decline.
Our continuing failure to deal with the environmental declines that are undermining the world food economy forces me to conclude that such a collapse is possible.
In general, Salthouse and his colleagues found, certain aspects of cognition ( ' , 认知能力) generally started to decline in the late 20s to 30s.
In a multi-state study of assisted living , for instance, University of North Carolina researchers found that a host of variables—the facility's type, size or age; whether a chain owned it; how attractive the neighborhood was—had no significant relationship to how the residents fared in terms of illness, mental decline, hospitalizations or mortality.
Declining mental function is often seen as a problem of old age, but certain aspects of brain function actually begin their decline in young adulthood, a new study suggests.
By following individuals over time, Salthouse said, we gain insight in cognition changes, and may possibly discover ways to slow the rate of decline.
As water tables have fallen and irrigation wells have gone dry, China's wheat crop, the world's largest, has declined by 8% since it peaked at 123 million tons in 1997.
How can I help you?The massive decline in sleep happened so slowly and quietly that few seemed to notice the trend.
The implication is a sharp decline in global trade, which has plunged partly because oilproducing nations can't afford to import as much as they used to.
I designed an eight-session workshop for 91 students whose math grades were declining in their first year of junior high.
The number of British films being made has declined in the past few years, according to new figures.
Mass market paperbacks, which have been declining for years anyway, will probably disappear, as will hardbacks for mysteries, thrillers, "romance fiction," etc.
when nearly one-quarter of the workforce was unemployed, the divorce rate had declined by around 25% from 1929 But this doesn't mean people were suddenly happier with their marriages.
Students' performance declined
Natural gas and coal—also fossil fuels—have similarly seen price declines that look to be long-lived.
About 80% of our company's year-over-year declines in comparable sales can be attributed to shortfalls ( ' , 短缺) in cold-weather goods, said chief executive Terry Lundgren in a press release.
Perhaps the best example of boom growth and bust decline is the Grand Banks fishery.
From other sources, we also know teenage crime, drug abuse and premarital sex are in general decline.
Patrick Belser, an International Labour Organization specialist says declining wage rates are linked to the levels of unemployment.
Cognitive decline is the loss of ability to learn new skills, or recall words, names, and faces that is most common as we age.
A new study has failed to find any conclusive evidence that lifestyle changes can prevent cognitive decline in older adults.
The market demand for electronic devices is now either declining or not growing as fast as before.
Premature death rates resulting from smoking have declined.
It has tens the decline of the written word.
Down that path lies economic decline.
Fully developed, mature, post-industrial societies, such as those in Europe, characterised by stable or declining populations which are increasing in age.
Late-stage developing nations that are currently industrialising rapidly, for example China, which will experience declining rates of population growth, coupled with increasing affluence (富裕）and age profile
The decline started in the 1950s, when manufacturing generated a sturdy 28% of the national income, or gross domestic product, and employed one-third of the workforce.
That's one explanation for the decline in traditional craftsmanship
Manufacturing's shrinking presence undoubtedly helps explain the decline in craftsmanship, if only because many of the nation's assembly line workers were skilled in craft work, if not on the job then in their spare time.
Though the decline started in the 1970s, it became much steeper beginning in
What does the author say is a factor contributing to the decline in traditional craftsmanship?
percent, as 598000 jobs were slashed from US payrolls in the worst single-month decline since December.
From December 1928 to December 1929, total household wealth declined only 3%.
That these huge declines didn't lead to depression mainly reflects, as Romer argues, countermeasures taken by the government.
Over the past two years, the figures on imports and exports seem not to signal a double-dip recession – a renewed decline in the broad level of economic activity in the United States – but an economic expansion.
At the same time, perhaps inevitably, the humanities—while still popular in elite colleges and universities—have experienced a significant decline.
What accounts for the significant decline in humanistic studies today
Obama's popularity may decline as time passes by.
He declines to join the gardening club.
Decline the invitation as early as possible.
A great decline in young work force is likely to occur in China, for instance.
2017年高考英语江苏卷 任务型阅读 原文
After all, many older people don't begin to experience physical and mental decline until after age 75.
2015年高考英语广东卷 完形填空 原文
Although her description sounded wonderful, the price was beyond our range, so we declined.
2015年高考英语天津卷 完形填空 原文
At the beginning, when friends offered to take her through her paces, I declined because I knew they had their own households to deal with.
2015年高考英语浙江卷 阅读理解 阅读D 原文
But before they can be assured, more efforts must be made, because the population of the crane in the wild is on the decline, and many other species appear headed toward extinction.
2019年高考英语江苏卷 完形填空 原文
But during the past decade declining rainfall has allowed him to plant highly profitable crops.
2017年高考英语江苏卷 阅读理解 阅读D 原文
But the amount of time spent in reading each session has declined, from closer to an hour or more to closer to a half hour per session.
2018年高考英语全国卷2 阅读理解 阅读C 原文
But while increasing health was a typical feature of the 20th century, declining birth rate could be a defining one of the 21st.
2017年高考英语江苏卷 任务型阅读 原文
Even chimp mothers regularly decline to share food with their children.
2016年高考英语江苏卷 阅读理解 阅读B 原文
Even this increase could sink some islands, worse drought (干旱) and drive a decline of up to a third in the number of species.
2016年高考英语上海卷 阅读理解 阅读B 原文
Explain why the number of certain species has declined.
2015年高考英语浙江卷 阅读理解 阅读C 选项
For football and basketball, adding talented players to a team proves a good method, but only up to the point where 70% of the players are top talent; above that level, the team's performance begins to decline.
2019年高考英语北京卷 阅读理解 七选五 原文
In recent years, many writers have begun to speak the 'decline of class' and 'classless society' in Britain.
2015年高考英语广东卷 阅读理解 阅读D 原文
In the sierra high country, the number of big trees has fallen by more than 55 percent; in parts of southern California the decline was nearly 75 percent.
2019年高考英语浙江卷 阅读理解 阅读C 原文
Keith Robinson, the author of the study, said, "I really don't know if the public is ready for this but there are some ways parents can be involved in their kids' education that leads to declines in their academic performance."
2015年高考英语陕西卷 阅读理解 阅读B 原文
Many factors contributed to the decline, said Patrick Mclntyre, an ecologist who was the lead author of the study.
2019年高考英语浙江卷 阅读理解 阅读C 原文
Of the nineteen recognized polar bear subpopulations, three are declining, six are stable, one is increasing, and nine lack enough data.
2019年高考英语全国卷I 语法填空 原文
Phytoplankton play a declining role in the marine ecosystem.
2019年高考英语北京卷 阅读理解 阅读D 选项
The number of trees larger than two feet across has declined by 50 percent on more than 46, 000 square miles of California forests, the new study finds.
2019年高考英语浙江卷 阅读理解 阅读C 原文
While the decline over the past decade is steep for teen readers, some data in the report shows that reading remains a big part of many children's lives.
2018年高考英语全国卷2 阅读理解 阅读C 原文
Of all the changes that have taken place in English-language newspapers during the past quarter-century,perhaps the most far-reaching has been the inexorable decline in the scope and seriousness of their arts coverage.
And though print ad sales still dwarf their online and mobile counterparts, revenue from print is still declining.
Yes , there has been a budding economic recovery since the 2008 global crash , but in key indicators in areas such as health and education , major economies have continued to decline.
The sharp hit to growth predicted around the world and in the UK could lead to a decline in the everyday services we depend on for our well-being and for growth.
1. change toward something smaller or lower
2. a condition inferior to an earlier condition; a gradual falling off from a better state
3. a gradual decrease; as of stored charge or current
4. a downward slope or bend
1. grow worse;
"Conditions in the slum worsened"
2. refuse to accept;
"He refused my offer of hospitality"
3. show unwillingness towards;
"he declined to join the group on a hike"
4. grow smaller;
"Interest in the project waned"
5. go down;
"The roof declines here"
6. go down in value;
"the stock market corrected"
7. inflect for number, gender, case, etc., "in many languages, speakers decline nouns, pronouns, and adjectives"
1. =lean/slope,表示"倾斜,斜坡"; 2. 表示"床"
clinic 门诊部, 临床
refuse, decline, reject, repel, deny
反义词vt. & vi.婉拒;谢绝