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be in eclipse

To be dwindling in success or popularity. Sure, that author was big 10 years ago, but her career is in eclipse now, and I doubt her new book will be a big seller.
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in eclipse

Dwindling in success, popularity, or relevance. (Typically used in slightly more formal language.) Sure, that author was big 10 years ago, but her career is in eclipse now, and I doubt her new book will be a big seller.
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in eclipse

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If something is in eclipse, it is much less successful and important than it used to be. The Socialist party, which has spent most of the past 21 years in government, is now in eclipse. Since then, his career has been mostly in eclipse. Note: An eclipse of the sun is an occasion when the moon is between the earth and the sun, so that for a short time you cannot see part or all of the sun. An eclipse of the moon is an occasion when the earth is between the sun and the moon, so that for a short time you cannot see part or all of the moon because it is covered by the shadow of the earth.
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in eclipse

1 (of a celestial object) obscured by another or the shadow of another. 2 losing or having lost significance, power, or prominence.
2 1991 Atlantic Within a decade of his death…he was in eclipse: not written about, undiscussed, forgotten in architecture schools.
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This in some small way confirms our current understanding of the physical changes occurring in the eclipsed hot component within the system.
Astronomers this week reported the first evidence that a young star is periodically eclipsed by a stream of debris that could be an orbiting cluster of asteroids.
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For me the best part was seeing the partially eclipsed Sun set behind the pines on the far side of the canyon.
As daylight fades, watch low in the east for the very dim, eerie, red-brown ball of the eclipsed Moon coming into view through the deepening blue-gray sky.
Look through the empty rectangle you made on the other side of the top to watch the light get eclipsed by the moon.