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wax and wane

To alternatingly increase (wax) and decrease (wane). My fortune has waxed and waned over the years, but I live simply anyway, and it has never affected me much. Voter turnout waxes and wanes depending on which positions are up for election.
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be on the wane

To be decreasing or lessening. Thank goodness this storm is finally on the wane—I can't tolerate another day of rain. The group's power in this region is on the wane, but that doesn't mean another faction won't step in.
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on the wane

Beginning to decrease or lessen; in a period of decline. Thank goodness this storm is finally on the wane—I can't tolerate another day of rain. Though on the wane in recent years, the director was once a juggernaut of the film industry.
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on the wane

becoming less; fading away. Her influence in on the wane, but she is still the boss.
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wax and wane

Fig. to increase and then decrease, as the phases of the moon. As the moon waxes and wanes, so does the height of the tide change. Voter sentiment about the tax proposal waxes and wanes with each passing day.
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wax and wane

Increase and decrease, as in size, number, strength, or intensity, as in Enrollments in these programs wax and wane from year to year. This expression alludes to the phases of the moon, with its periodic changes in size. It was first recorded in the 1300s.
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wax and wane

undergo alternate increases and decreases.
2002 New York Times The level of security that people are psychologically able to accept changes as crisis situations wax and wane.
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be on the ˈwane

(written) be becoming smaller or less strong: Their political power is on the wane.
When the moon is on the wane it appears smaller in the sky.
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ˌwax and ˈwane

(literary) increase then decrease in strength, importance, etc. over a period of time: The government’s popularity has waxed and waned over the past year.
These two verbs describe the changing shape of the moon in the sky. When the moon waxes, more of it is visible, and when it wanes we see less of it.
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on the wane

In a period of decline or decrease: "The tide was near the turn and already the day was on the wane" (James Joyce).
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Wane is able to welcome back prop Tony Clubb after he had a kidney removed just two months ago, but fellow front rower Taulima Tautai is out with a calf complaint.
J D-P: The projects we have done under WANE include: Beads arrangement projects by the Zimmerman Widows Association in Nungua in the Greater Accra Region; the Soap Making Project carried out by the Dunkwa-On-Offin Widows Association in the Central Region; the Gari Processing Project by the Women's Alliance for Development in Hikpo in the Volta Region; and the huge radio and TV campaign against injustices meted out to widows in Ghana on Adorn FM and Multi-TV.
Farrell, a substitute against Huddersfield, might have been in contention to start but Wane says his plans are not disrupted.
Wane factor for bending strength ([DELTA][W.sub.z]) was calculated as the ratio of the smallest section modulus of the waned cross section ([W.sub.zw]) to the cross section without wanes ([W.sub.z]).
In an early passage, Wane misnames Viola Chambers as the Nova Scotia woman who, after a 1946 conviction, challenged the segregationist policies of a Halifax movie house.
He did, however, have a word of consolation for his son Adrian, who had ridden Funfair Wane to victory two years ago but this time opted to partner Fire Up The Band, who finished 21st.
This appeared to rock the team and a three-game losing streak - including that 23-0 reverse at Warrington in the Challenge Cup - called into question whether Wane might even walk away before the end of the year.
Wane said: "I'm excited and looking forward to a big game, a bit sad.
Wane had to stay in England for a hip operation yesterday morning, though he remained in contact with Winder through the game.
"Mickey's got a good chance of playing over the weekend," Wane said.
"I won't be rushed into getting him into the first team," said Wane. "I will spend a lot of time with him.
Former Great Britain forward Wane, who was unveiled as Michael Maguire's successor at a news conference at the DW Stadium, has signed a two-year contract, with an option for a third season.
Funfair Wane, under a considerate ride, had finished less than four lengths behind the winner Halmahera.
The Ayr Gold Cup takes pride of place and another notable memento could be on her way today after Funfair Wane, hero of the big Scottish sprint last September, contests the Vodafone Stewards' Cup at Goodwood.