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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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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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References in classic literature ?
The Prince listened to her footsteps dying away in the corridor.
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.
I felt the ones which had a chance (at Sawgrass) weren't quite rolling past the hole, they were just getting to the hole and sort of dying away.
The ones that had a chance at Sawgrass were just getting to the hole and sort of dying away.
When combined, they formed a wave of sound building to a crescendo before dying away.
The question has dogged Examiner news and letters pages for a while now and shows no sign of dying away.
Peter Klimek and colleagues found that there are two types of word event - the first (endogenous) is when use of a word builds up over time till it peaks and then goes down, and the second (endogenous) is when a word explodes on to the blogosphere, quickly reaching a peak and then slowly dying away.
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.
The strong Protestant hold on American culture and thought has for many decades simply been dying away.
There is also a risk that the snow will extend into parts of northern England for a time before dying away from all areas during Thursday afternoon.
Similarly, Minor Angels documents the end of a world gone desolate and rotting, "not only the human species but even the meaning of language was dying away," yet still shot through with streaks of hope and beauty.
Frenetic rhythms led through superbly controlled accelerandos to muted tuttis, dying away to a hive of murmuring bees.