ebb away

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Verb1.ebb away - flow back or recede; "the tides ebbed at noon"
fall back - move back and away from; "The enemy fell back"
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Had I kept my courage up to the level of the dawn, had I not allowed it to ebb away in solitary thought, I might have grasped the vacant sceptre of Moreau and ruled over the Beast People.
`So I travelled, stopping ever and again, in great strides of a thousand years or more, drawn on by the mystery of the earth's fate, watching with a strange fascination the sun grow larger and duller in the westward sky, and the life of the old earth ebb away. At last, more than thirty million years hence, the huge red-hot dome of the sun had come to obscure nearly a tenth part of the darkling heavens.
As for yourself, death shall come to you from the sea, and your life shall ebb away very gently when you are full of years and peace of mind, and your people shall bless you.
Come May 8, this region needs to step up or it will see effective power ebb away.
An Old Comrades association was formed in the 1920s but interest in it seemed to ebb away until 1998 when a book about it was written by historian John Sheen.
"We've got some big, big games coming up, a massive nish with all the teams around us to play, and it could still be a season we're all very proud of or it could just ebb away to something and nothing.
"We conceded early in the second half and you could see the confidence ebb away. We need to put in a massive performance at Carmarthen."
The city council also raised voices againstA routes with overhead cables, but some changes introduced to Elia's initial plans made de concerns ebb away.
We've seen growth ebb away during the course of the year and many manufacturers are steeling themselves for a continuation of tough trading conditions in the next few quar ters."
The helplessness of not being able to do anything and the sadness of seeing that loved one slowly ebb away are terrible emotions most of us will have to endure at some point.
Too many players play one bad hole and allow their confidence to ebb away along with the match.
Holloway is determined not to let the feel-good factor generated by wins at Liverpool and Newcastle ebb away. He said: "I quoted Winston Churchill to the lads the other morning.