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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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References in classic literature ?
The latter could not suppress his emotion, for he felt that this life now in his charge was ebbing away.
There was a long line of hogs, with squeals and lifeblood ebbing away together; until at last each started again, and vanished with a splash into a huge vat of boiling water.
Mr Pickering found that his accusers were ebbing away.
A weak pound fuelling inflation, business confidence, to say the least, ebbing away.
The muted response of Westminster colleagues was deafening, the sound of political confidence ebbing away when his official roles and personal behaviour clashed so obviously and dangerously.
human contact in supermarkets is slowly ebbing away,and so too are the jobs.
However, Hartlepool manager Paul Murray has selection concerns and confidence is ebbing away after a three-match losing streak in League Two which leaves his side three points adrift at the foot of the table.
The No campaign are mired in hypocrisy and it is no wonder that their support is ebbing away.
Perhaps it is time for a real government of Wales, but it won't be Plaid Cymru - support for them is slowly ebbing away.
LAHORE -- All rivers in Punjab after devastating villages and crops are flowing normal and floodwater is ebbing away in rivers.
Through lack of foresight by respective governments, the pot of money is ebbing away to leave the country in a sorry state.
They passed away within hours of each other, Doug's life ebbing away after he was told of his beloved wife's demise.
With time ebbing away, Sean and Rona must find a way out of their predicament.
With time ebbing away and a draw looking the likely outcome Jones struck.