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fade away

To slowly become less noticeable or significant. As the song faded away, the audience leapt to their feet and cheered for an encore. The line for the ride was so long that my excitement had completely faded away by the time we reached the front of it.
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fade away

 (into something)
1. . to diminish into something. The light faded away into nothing. The sound of the drums faded away into the distance.
2. Go to fade out.
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fade away

v.
To dissipate or fade slowly and completely: As I got older, my memories faded away.
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Even better, the image had not faded away. It had always been faint.
As one of the people responsible for promoting the word queer, I have a confession to make: I'm beginning to think it was a mistake, and I wouldn't mind if it just quietly faded away. Obviously I didn't always feel that way.
If, as General Douglas MacArthur said, "Old soldiers never die, they just fade away," sometimes those who have died in battle seem more frequently than we might expect to have faded away into a surprising afterlife as ghosts.
But they faded away as Rochdale took command and very nearly made it three through Jason Peake to add to those scored by himself and striker Clive Platt.
The dancers moved into light, then darkness, through flailing phrases with swimming arms and legs, spirals, big lifts, then onto a human pyramid at the end, reaching and reaching as the lights faded away.
Slowly but surely the practice of Catholic sacramental Confession has all but faded away. The theologians may have simply missed the point.
But imagine how dull the house on the hill would be if the old unionist/nationalist hostilities faded away completely.
He made a further 14 trips abroad, paid for by the appeal, before it faded away early this year.
But Tom's chin hit the floor after a double-bogey at the third and he faded away meekly.