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(noun) a falling off or away; deterioration / (noun) descent slope

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the land is constantly remade, changing its name like a noun going through successive declensions

—p.176 On Nature Writing (170) missing author
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Remainder ends instead in comic declension

—p.96 Two Directions for the Novel (72) by Zadie Smith
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The thinking behind Proud Boys features some of the general declension narratives shared by the alt-right and the conservative tradition

i.e., Western decline

—p.96 Chapter Six: Entering the manosphere (86) by Angela Nagle
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E. M. Forster’s classic Aspects of the Novel (1927) talks about this dimensional declension of characters from flat to round.

—p.99 Character (96) by Jerome Stern
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the declension of the masculine mystique long identified with the titan of finance

—p.51 The Three Faces of Risk (31) by Steve Fraser
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I had not planned to give him a whole declension on the first day as I knew very well what Mr. Ma would think.

—p.141 by Helen DeWitt
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as its own specific declension of bossing in general

—p.121 Domination, Liberation (105) by Frédéric Lordon
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Embedded in Case and Deaton’s “narrative of deterioration,” then, is a narrative of racial declension. Poorer, non-college-educated black and Hispanics have suffered the same economic weakness without experiencing rising mortality and morbidity

—p.103 Morbid Capitalism (101) by Nikhil Pal Singh, Thuy Linh Nguyen Tu
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