decline


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Decline

A situation in which a stock or other security that has dropped in price over a given period. For example, if a stock opens at $5 and closes at $4.45, it is said to have declined for that trading day.

decline

A decrease in the price of a security.
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It seemed to me a little ungracious to decline an invitation of that sort, and I ascribed his refusal to lack of money.
Troy began; "at the same time, I must beg you to excuse me if I decline to accept your proposal.
He earnestly endeavoured to prevail with the whole company to go and sup with him: but Blifil and Thwackum absolutely refused; the former saying, there were more reasons than he could then mention, why he must decline this honour; and the latter declaring (perhaps rightly) that it was not proper for a person of his function to be seen at any place in his present condition.
I heard of the slothful Asiatics, of the stupendous genius and mental activity of the Grecians, of the wars and wonderful virtue of the early Romans--of their subsequent degenerating--of the decline of that mighty empire, of chivalry, Christianity, and kings.
Miss Verinder begs to decline entering into any correspondence with Mr.
Mr Wegg would even have picked a handsome quarrel with any one who should have challenged his deep acquaintance with those aforesaid eight volumes of Decline and Fall.
Henerietty, old lady, this is the gentleman that's a going to decline and fall off the Rooshan Empire.
Yes, it's a pie, Wegg,' replied Mr Boffin, with a glance of some little discomfiture at the Decline and Fall.
began Wegg, 'This, Mr Boffin and Lady, is the first chapter of the first wollume of the Decline and Fall off--' here he looked hard at the book, and stopped.
These artless sports had naturally soothed and cheered the decline of her widowed father: a most exemplary gentleman (called
By the period between 1995 and 1998, a long decline had reduced the rate to 4.