a period or process of declining; movement to a lower or worse position
say “No” (to); refuse (sth offered)
(of the sun) go down
"Conditions in the slum worsened"
"He refused my offer of hospitality"
"he declined to join the group on a hike"
"Interest in the project waned"
"The roof declines here"
"the stock market corrected"
"in many languages, speakers decline nouns, pronouns, and adjectives"
It is only in the..year of Rembrandt's death that we detect some decline in the artist's expressive power.
出自： J. Rosenberg
The Turf, which had fallen into a decline in recent years had revived wonderfully.
出自： J. G. Farrell
Yet doe I not decline from thy testimonies.
出自：Bible (AV): Psalms
She declined to answer my questions.