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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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So on December 30, if people in south latitude see Antares close to the waning crescent moon, winter, instead of summer is near to come in their land.
What is common to both Northern and Southern Hemispheres is that, if you wish to witness this rare phenomenon, first, look for the waning crescent moon in the east daybreak on December 30.
The news that Hurricane Gustav was waning allowed sell orders to have the upper hand, traders said.
PRUNING is best done during a waning moon when less sap rises.
William Bouwsma's book on the waning of the Renaissance amplifies ideas developed in a number of brilliant essays, especially in "The Two Faces of Humanism: Stoicism and Augustinianism in Renaissance Thought" (1975) and "Anxiety and the Formation of Early Modern Culture" (1980).
Presumably this is the closest translation English has to approximate Herfsttij der Middleleeuwen, the Dutch title of Huizinga's famous book, a title which, according to Bouwsma in his 1974 review of Huizinga, "The Waning of the Middle Ages Revisited," suggests not only the decay of autumn but also the fruits of the autumnal season.
Like Huizinga, Bouwsma relies on anxiety to explain major cultural change, but unlike Huizinga, who resorts to a superficial organic metaphor as cause of the waning of late medieval northern culture, Bouwsma presents the later waning as a product of two dynamic forces in which the need for order ultimately outbalanced the desire for freedom.
A takedown by Nishimura (33-9) tied the match 5-5 with :30 remaining, but Hernandez (39-6) answered with a takedown/near-fall combination in the waning seconds.
Waxing and waning, even flipping direction, the sun's magnetic field undergoes dramatic upheavals yet always returns to its original shape and position.
Waning global and industrial demand are likely to drive the prices of oil and gas lower and keep them there for the near to intermediate term, according to an article appearing recently in the latest edition of the 'Oil & Gas Insights' newsletter from Fitch, the international rating agency.
Yet it took several years before scientists could detect any long-term waxing and waning of the constant.
Waning forest frogs include Ascaphus truei and several types of the leaf-breeding Plethodon.
14, 1995--Heterodox today announced the release of a study entitled Citizen Microsoft: Waxing and Waning by Graham Lea, a Denver and London based industry analyst.
This study, entitled Citizen Microsoft: Waxing and Waning, details the carnage that Microsoft has wrought along that road.