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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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This exhibition includes a number of his photographs, including The Lady of Shalott (1861) and Fading Away (1858), which is perhaps his most famous photograph.
Contemporary artists Phil Sayers and Rikke Lundgreen are reconstructing Fading Away, and The Lady of Shalott for the exhibition, questioning the interpretation of these formal yet melodramatic 19th-century images.
He may presume from what he sees that Christianity is fading away, but I assure him that there are many millions of people around the globe who would stand up and be counted as followers of Jesus Christ.
Gradually, the finest contours of hills and vegetation dissociate themselves from the tranquil background, like distant landscapes rising phantasmagorically from an enveloping fog before fading away again from view.
There was a prospect of the season fading away into nothing - but now there is something positive to focus on.
More surprisingly, the pulsations themselves -- even as they slow down -- now appear to be fading away. Historical data show that the amplitude of the pulsations remained constant from 1896 until at least 1956.
By allowing light, an unusual soporific, to overwhelm the interior - light pausing buttocks, pausing gender, just long enough for them to begin to fade away - Burton attenuates apocalypse, or the possible fading away of everything, to an afterthought.
The oscillating bubbles, like tiny balloons, rhythmically expand and contract, generating acoustic waves that can travel thousands of miles before fading away.
Jean Auguste Dominique Ingres' Portrait of Charles Desire Norry (1796-1818), 1817, is haunted by a strange unease, the deft, finished head situating a suited body fading away to a few shrewd pencil slashes.
Using elements of the slapdash to hang his show (Scotch tape, binder clips, pushpins), Tillmans commented on the fragility inherent in any photograph--the flash of something fading and then fading away. This was most richly apparent not in the smaller, rather standard C-prints, slick as K-Y, or color Xeroxes, but in his sumptuous bubble jet prints.