The world's whole sap is sunk: The general balm th' hydroptic earth hath drunk, Whither, as to the bed's-feet, life is shrunk, Dead and interred; yet all these seem to laugh, Compared with me, who am their epitaph.
The nation looked upon him as a deserter, and he shrunk into insignificancy and an earldom.stanhope, philip, 4th earl of chesterfield
I tweet, therefore my entire life has shrunk to 140 character chunks of instant event and predigested gnomic wisdom. And swearing.neil gaiman
The nation looked upon him as a deserter, and he shrunk into insignificancy and an Earldom.
Staled by frequence, shrunk by usage into commonest commonplace!