declining years

преклонные годы;
закат дней

Большой англо-русский и русско-английский словарь. 2001.

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  • declining years — …   Useful english dictionary

  • someone's declining years — someone’s declining years phrase the years of someone’s life when they are old and becoming weaker In her declining years, she would often talk of him fondly. Thesaurus: old age and relating to old agehyponym Main entry: declining …   Useful english dictionary

  • someone's declining years — the years of someone s life when they are old and becoming weaker In her declining years, she would often talk of him fondly …   English dictionary

  • somebody's declining years — sb s declining ˈyears idiom (literary) the last years of sb s life Main entry: ↑declineidiom …   Useful english dictionary

  • declining — adj. 1. decreasing; as, steadily declining incomes. Syn: down(prenominal). [WordNet 1.5] 2. going from better to worse. Syn: deteriorating, failing, regressing, retrograde, retrogressive. [WordNet 1.5] 3. becoming less or smaller; as, declining… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • declining — UK [dɪˈklaɪnɪŋ] US adjective becoming less or worse the declining audience for shows like this declining standards in educational achievement Thesaurus: words used to describe increases and decreaseshyponym to increase, or to increase… …   Useful english dictionary

  • declining — de|clin|ing [ dı klaınıŋ ] adjective MAINLY LITERARY becoming less or worse: the declining audience for shows like this declining standards in educational achievement someone s declining years the years of someone s life when they are old and… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • declining — UK [dɪˈklaɪnɪŋ] / US adjective becoming less or worse the declining audience for shows like this declining standards in educational achievement • someone s declining years …   English dictionary

  • declining — /dəˈklaɪnɪng/ (say duh kluyning) adjective 1. going down: the declining sun. 2. diminishing in strength, vigour, intensity, etc.: a declining force. –phrase 3. one s declining years, old age …   Australian English dictionary

  • declining — adjective Date: 1593 of or relating to the period during which something is deteriorating or nearing its end < her declining years > …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Declining a British honour — The following is a partial list of people who have declined a British honour, such as a knighthood or an honour, usually within the Order of the British Empire. In most cases, the honour was rejected privately; others were rejected publicly, or… …   Wikipedia

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