trail off

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trail off

 and trail away
to fade away, as with speech, words, singing, etc. Her voice trailed off as she saw who was waiting at the door. Ken's words trailed away as he passed out.
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trail off

also trail away
to become quieter His voice trailed off weakly and we could not hear the rest of what he said. The wail of the sirens finally trailed away almost completely.
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trail off

v.
To become gradually fainter; dwindle: The writer's prolific output trailed off as the years went by.
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The big cat was spotted in a tree by a student running on a little-used portion of the course that was abandoned after devastating storms washed portions of the trail away last winter.
EXPECTATIONS are high as New Brighton set out on their National Three North League promotion trail away to Nuneaton tomorrow.
In 1983, the White Mountain National Forest and the Appalachian Mountain Club helped reroute the trail away from the species' critical habitat and built an enclosure to protect the primary population.
For whatever reason, many teachers who thought they'd begun blazing a serious trail away from standardized tests found themselves back where they started.
SOUTHPORT boss Phil Wilson is staying positive as his side bid to get back on the winning trail away to Hayes tomorrow (KO 3pm).
Having first been identified in June 2007, August saw a dramatic rise in the amount of PDF spam being relayed, only for it to trail away in similarly dramatic fashion shortly after.
And few would ever have imagined that such trusted authority figures as senior policemen, a respected politician and a muchadmired ambulance service were spewing out "facts" that laid a false trail away from their own culpability and loaded it squarely on the shoulders of the victims and their families.
These ordinaries trail away like a comet's tail, dissolving almost into transparency as the outer reaches of the equine spectrum are illuminated.
The buck decided for me as he stopped short of my shooting lane and began head-bobbing, looking down the trail away from me.
Winger Jobi McAnuff has already gone to Crystal Palace, while Danny Gabbidon, James Collins and Richard Langley are among those poised to join the trail away from Ninian Park as Jones has been forced to slash their crippling wage bill.
WHITBY start their FA Trophy trail away at Marine tomorrow.
If the land is acquired, it would provide room for shifting the trail away from the creekside and onto the adjoining hillside, protecting the stream and its plants from hiker and horse traffic, officials said.
It was pledged they would trail away as the debts reduced, eventually being abolished.
Police cars and fire trucks with their roofs caved in and their windows blown out dotted the trail away from the scene.