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die away

To diminish or fade slowly. As the last notes of the national anthem died away, the players began skating around the ice.
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die away

Fig. to fade away. The sound of the waterfall finally died away. When the applause died away, the tenor sang an encore.
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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

die away

Also, die down. Gradually diminish, fade, or subside; slowly come to an end. For example, As they moved higher up, their voices died away, or The rain seems to be dying down. The first term, from the late 1600s, today is most often applied to a diminishing sound and was originally used to describe the wind slowing down or ceasing to blow. The variant dates from the first half of the 1800s.
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The American Heritage® Dictionary of Idioms by Christine Ammer. Copyright © 2003, 1997 by The Christine Ammer 1992 Trust. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
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The beats of her heart grew fainter and fainter, and vaguer, like a fountain giving out, like an echo dying away;--and when she exhaled her last breath, she thought she saw in the half-opened heavens a gigantic parrot hovering above her head.
The Prince listened to her footsteps dying away in the corridor.
Going into tonight, it adds: "Scattered showers at first, some heavy and perhaps thundery, soon dying away to leave long clear periods.
STORM Dylan's 80mph winds and torrential rain caused chaos on the roads before dying away as Britons geared up to greet the New Year.
What is really worse is that such few wonderful remnants of the past are facing the threat of dying away, prompting individuals and societies to try save the heritage.
"Sadly now the art seems to be dying away and the spinners dying away."
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The question has dogged Examiner news and letters pages for a while now and shows no sign of dying away.
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George and initiated an annual roadside tree-planting program to replace the stately maple trees that were slowly dying away on local rural roads.
The PU spokesman said here Saturday that prior to Eidul Azha, irrigation of varsity lawns in front of Political Science and History departments was undertaken on a limited scale in the morning hours for the watering of newly-planted nursery of seasonal flower plants and tree saplings to prevent them from dying away, so that the water is immediately absorbed in ground or evaporates in air due to sunlight.
ALAN SHEARER has expressed his fears that the Geordie conveyor belt of talent could be in danger of "dying away" if establishments like Wallsend Boys Club are not given the tender loving care they so desperately need to stay alive.
The strong Protestant hold on American culture and thought has for many decades simply been dying away. And, because Protestantism itself--originally founded on a revolt, a bitter one at that, against Roman Catholicism--was the main carrier of anti-Roman sentiment, it is only natural that as the influence of Protestant thinking has waned, so has anti-Catholic sentiment....