Usage examples for minimizing

  1. Even in matters of a character purely domestic, he believed, with Lord John Russell, that intervention might be necessary, and he desired to prevent danger, not by minimizing the powers of the imperial authority, but by exercising them with great discretion. – British Supremacy & Canadian Self-Government 1839-1854 by J. L. Morison
  2. Patricia ran on cheerfully, minimizing her own part in the first- aid incidents, and magnifying the anxious and affectionate concern of the senator and his wife. – The Honorable Senator Sage-Brush by Francis Lynde
  3. I thought at first that he might be purposely minimizing both operations in order to put me at my ease, but as it turned out he was telling me nothing except the literal truth. – A Rogue by Compulsion by Victor Bridges