fade away

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Verb1.fade away - become weaker; "The sound faded out"
change state, turn - undergo a transformation or a change of position or action; "We turned from Socialism to Capitalism"; "The people turned against the President when he stole the election"
dissolve - cause to fade away; "dissolve a shot or a picture"

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vi (sight)schwinden; (memory)verblassen, schwinden; (hopes)schwinden, zerrinnen; (interest, strength, inspiration)nachlassen; (sound)verklingen, verhallen; (person)immer weniger or schwächer werden; (from memory of the public) → aus dem Gedächtnis schwinden
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For the country scene would gradually fade away and in its place would appear the likeness of the person or persons Ozma might wish to see, surrounded by the actual scenes in which they were then placed.
And so, Lady Tippins, quite undetermined whether today is the day before yesterday, or the day after to-morrow, or the week after next, fades away; and Mortimer Lightwood and Eugene fade away, and Twemlow fades away, and the stoney aunt goes away--she declines to fade, proving rock to the last--and even the unknowns are slowly strained off, and it is all over.
As they moved out into the open sea, the animals all went downstairs to see what their new boat was like inside; while the Doctor leant on the rail at the back of the ship with a pipe in his mouth, watching the Canary Islands fade away in the blue dusk of the evening.
He looked into Trent's face, and the years seemed to fade away into a mist.
While my eyes were still fixed on the softly glowing figure, I saw it fade away upward and upward into the higher light, as the lark vanishes upward and upward in the morning sky.
For let me tell you, that the more the pleasures of the body fade away, the greater to me is the pleasure and charm of conversation.
said the disappointed harpooner, who saw his dreams of fresh meat fade away.
And now, as I close my task, subduing my desire to linger yet, these faces fade away.
But he made no movement as he listened to the slow, dragging steps of a man go by and fade away down the hall.
He believed that no nation that had ever known the joy of worshiping a royal family could ever be robbed of it and not fade away and die of melancholy.
He said many of the jobs will just fade away because of changing circumstances.
We generally wound up our evenings with the old song, set to the tune of a well-known hymn, "Old soldiers never die, they simply fade away.