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on the wane

becoming less; fading away. Her influence in on the wane, but she is still the boss.
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wax and wane

Fig. to increase and then decrease, as the phases of the moon. As the moon waxes and wanes, so does the height of the tide change. Voter sentiment about the tax proposal waxes and wanes with each passing day.
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wax and wane

to become stronger and then weaker Religious influence on politics has waxed and waned since the founding of this country.
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wax and wane

to grow bigger and stronger and then to become smaller or weaker again Their influence waxes and wanes depending on which party is in power.
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wax and wane

Increase and decrease, as in size, number, strength, or intensity, as in Enrollments in these programs wax and wane from year to year. This expression alludes to the phases of the moon, with its periodic changes in size. It was first recorded in the 1300s.
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on the wane

In a period of decline or decrease: "The tide was near the turn and already the day was on the wane" (James Joyce).
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But Wigan full-back Matty Bowen will retire after the game and Joe Burgess and Larne Patrick will also play their final games for the club as they head to Sydney Roosters and Huddersfield respectively for 2016, while Wane believes there is also a burning desire from the players who have yet to win a trophy.
Meanwhile, Wane is set to recall Burgess and front row forwards Dom Crosby and Taulima Tautai for Friday's visit to Warrington in the third round of the Super 8s and will make a late decision on hooker Michael McIlorum.
And Wane admits that the World Club Challenge could dent his side's chances of retaining the Super League crown.
Joyce Dongotey-Padi: The WISE Award that the WANE project received from the Qatar Foundation has really helped us to begin and continue some of the initiatives that have brought sustainable economic development and freedom to our country's widows.
Farrell, a substitute against Huddersfield, might have been in contention to start but Wane says his plans are not disrupted.
He did, however, have a word of consolation for his son Adrian, who had ridden Funfair Wane to victory two years ago but this time opted to partner Fire Up The Band, who finished 21st.
We defended really well, apart from the try they scored," said Wane (left).
Wane said: "Matty was the difference between the teams.
I won't be rushed into getting him into the first team," said Wane.
WIGAN have confirmed the appointment of former player Shaun Wane as their new head coach, although they remain tightlipped on speculation linking them with Gareth Thomas.
FUNFAIR WANE, who landed the Ayr Gold Cup in 2002 when beating current Group 1 performer The Tatling by a neck, retains sufficient ability to win the Scottish showpiece again next Saturday.
The Ayr Gold Cup takes pride of place and another notable memento could be on her way today after Funfair Wane, hero of the big Scottish sprint last September, contests the Vodafone Stewards' Cup at Goodwood.
His colt Funfair Wane could manage only fifth place in the Group Two Maurice Lacroix-Trophy at Baden-Baden, trained by Mick Channonf.
Among several of these stars, magnetically regulated emissions from calcium atoms wax and wane in sync with stellar rotation, says Neugebauer.