recede from

recede from something

to pull back from something. The river receded from its banks during the dry season. I think that my hair is receding from my forehead.
References in classic literature ?
In proportion as we recede from the earth the action of gravitation diminishes in the inverse ratio of the square of the distance; that is to say,
But, though expressing regret for my momentary loss of self-control, I cannot recede from the position I have taken up as regards the essential unfitness of Clarence's presence in the home.
At the crotch or junction, these flukes slightly overlap, then sideways recede from each other like wings, leaving a wide vacancy between.
Loeb realized that in a revved-up universe, galaxies eventually would recede from each other at faster than the speed of light.
Sonett said that in theory, the moon will continue to recede from the Earth and the Earth will continue to slow its spin for at least an additional 15 billion years.
history, engineers finally repaired a levee break that had caused the flooding, and the waters began to recede from the largely abandoned New Orleans.
Because the universe is expanding, more distant galaxies recede from Earth faster than nearby ones, and their light is correspondingly shifted to longer, or redder, wavelengths.
Nearby absorption systems recede from Earth at a much slower speed, and the ultraviolet light they absorb from quasars gets shifted to only slightly longer wavelengths.