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ebb away

To recede or move away. The floodwaters are finally beginning to ebb away, thank goodness. After being stuck in bed for weeks, I'm very relieved that my illness is ebbing away.
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ebb away

to recede; to subside; to flow back. His life ebbed away little by little. As the sunlight ebbed away, the sky took on a grayish color.
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We all take life for granted as we go about our day You can be seconds from disaster your life could ebb away If this should happen to you, it could do you don't know There is a place of excellence it's at the Walton Neuro.
I am sure any frustration shall ebb away once fans begin to see the new stadium - which must be of a capacity greater than 60,000 and more like 80,000.
Whatever sympathy they have gained would quickly ebb away.
Shrewsbury Town get another chance to reach safety at the Gay Meadow today as the sands of time ebb away at the foot of the Division Three table.
To complete a sad afternoon for Sale full back Jim Mallinder who was playing his 250th game for the club received a serious cut to his head as Sale's Premiership life started to ebb away.
Her brave parents have watched their girl's life ebb away over 15 months of despair.
Since the demise of Swan Hunter the fear has been that the skills base we have nurtured here would slowly ebb away in search of work elsewhere in this or even other countries.
Daniel Griffiths added a conversion and penalty but it was a depressing day all-round for the champions, who are seeing their chances of retaining their title starting to ebb away.
As minutes ebb away, tension gradually builds to an audacious final shot that will leave you gasping.
That poor return has seen dreams of UEFA Cup football ebb away - and despite being ninth in the Premiership, Jean Tigana's side are only six points above 17thplaced Bolton.
But after recent headlines you can feel that confidence ebb away.
As the minutes ebb away, the tension builds to a devastating and audacious final shot to leave you gasping.
There are fears the move would only ebb away further at the lack of respect certain sections of society already have for the law.
For more than a week they have watched his life ebb away, despite the tender care of hospital staff and the skill of a superlative surgical team.
He said: "If we don't get real improvements in services for this level of investment, disenchantment among the public will grow and public confidence will ebb away.