fading away

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Noun1.fading away - gradually diminishing in brightness or loudness or strength
dwindling, dwindling away - a becoming gradually less; "there is no greater sadness that the dwindling away of a family"
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But now my soul hath too much room-- Gone are the glory and the gloom-- The black hath mellow'd into gray, And all the fires are fading away.
What a contrast, my dear children, between this bold, rough, active man, and the gentle Lady Arbella, who was fading away, like a pale English flower, in the shadow of the forest!
Has our flag changed with the white portion fading away? Everyone concerned need to look into the matter.
Fans of the show were left shocked and emotional after a heartbreaking final episode ended with the characters fading away.
LAHORE -- Although the art of crafting toys out of wood is slowly fading away, there are craftsmen who still continue to make a living through this art, keeping the profession of their ancestors alive.
A CHEF who worked for tragic pop star Prince says she tried to warn people he was "fading away" - but says she was ignored.
Hassan Al-Abbadi, HR manager of one of the biggest IT companies, said the reasons behind certain jobs in the Kingdom fading away will be job mergers, economic, social and cultural changes, development and changes in technology in service, changes in future skill trends, no demand for certain occupations, and limited training in other jobs.