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ebb away

to recede; to subside; to flow back. His life ebbed away little by little. As the sunlight ebbed away, the sky took on a grayish color.
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The Oscar-winning actress, who has appeared naked in a number of films including 'The Reader', feels that as the years go by, the pull to appear in the buff may ebb away.
We all take life for granted as we go about our day You can be seconds from disaster your life could ebb away If this should happen to you, it could do you don't know There is a place of excellence it's at the Walton Neuro.
If they can't get free care right, then even more confidence will ebb away.
I am sure any frustration shall ebb away once fans begin to see the new stadium - which must be of a capacity greater than 60,000 and more like 80,000.
Whatever sympathy they have gained would quickly ebb away.
But Fitton definitely has the game and there have been just a few signs that the competitive juices might be starting to ebb away from Old Stoneface.
I cried at Scott and Charlene's wedding and even blub when a dog gets put down on Animal Hospital so I should have been ready for the death of ER's Dr Greene (S4C Wednesday) But nothing quite prepared for the lump-in-the-throat sobbing as I watched the cancer-stricken doc's life finally ebb away.
Shrewsbury Town get another chance to reach safety at the Gay Meadow today as the sands of time ebb away at the foot of the Division Three table.
Her brave parents have watched their girl's life ebb away over 15 months of despair.
But after recent headlines you can feel that confidence ebb away.
Since the demise of Swan Hunter the fear has been that the skills base we have nurtured here would slowly ebb away in search of work elsewhere in this or even other countries.
Daniel Griffiths added a conversion and penalty but it was a depressing day all-round for the champions, who are seeing their chances of retaining their title starting to ebb away.
As minutes ebb away, tension gradually builds to an audacious final shot that will leave you gasping.
That poor return has seen dreams of UEFA Cup football ebb away - and despite being ninth in the Premiership, Jean Tigana's side are only six points above 17thplaced Bolton.
To complete a sad afternoon for Sale full back Jim Mallinder who was playing his 250th game for the club received a serious cut to his head as Sale's Premiership life started to ebb away.