01. Grandpa's health has [deteriorated] a lot in the last few hours, and he isn't expected to live through the night.
02. Attempts at peace talks are continuing amid fears that the situation will [deteriorate] into a full-scale war.
03. Weather conditions on the hill are [deteriorating], so the ski lifts will probably be closing early today.
04. The patient's rapid [deterioration] has the doctors fearing the worst.
05. A simple disagreement [deteriorated] into a serious argument, and ended up with Cheryl and her boyfriend deciding to break up.
06. The paint on the outside of the house has really [deteriorated] because of the salt air from the ocean.
07. Mark Twain once said that if man could be crossed with a cat, it would improve man, but [deteriorate] the cat.
08. Studies show that after death, human bodies do not [deteriorate] as quickly as they used to, probably because our modern diet contains so many preservatives.
09. The painting "The Last Supper" by Leonardo da Vinci took two years to complete, but started to [deteriorate] within 20 years.
10. She's worried her English language skills will [deteriorate] once she returns to her homeland.
11. Your organs begin to [deteriorate] rapidly if there is inadequate blood supply.
12. Relations between the two countries have [deteriorated] somewhat in the past year.
13. If the situation [deteriorates] any further, we may be facing the start of a war.
14. If you continue to eat too much junk food, your health will [deteriorate].
15. Someone once claimed that a major cause of [deterioration] in the use of the English language is the enormous increase in the number of people who are using it.
16. In 1998, the Philippine economy [deteriorated] as a result of the Asian financial crisis, and poor weather conditions.

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