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Word: wane

Definition: decrease in size or strength (after being full); grow gradually to an end; Ex. The moon waxes and wanes every month; N.


Sentences Containing 'wane'

"I have sat before the dense coal fire and watched it all aglow, full of its tormented flaming life; and I have seen it wane at last, down, down, to dumbest dust.
(Afterwards I found I had got only a half-truth--or only a glimpse of one facet of the truth.) 'It seemed to me that I had happened upon humanity upon the wane.
A lifestyle of parties and an unhealthy diet followed, and Miller's career appeared to be on the wane.
After six days of heavy fighting the strength of the Luftwaffe began to wane.
An increase to 100 Mbit/s was standardized and marketed during the wane of token ring's existence while a 1000 Mbit/s speed was actually approved in 2001, but no products were ever brought to market.
Antonio's bond with the sympathetic Ramsey seems to strengthen even as Antonio and Talia's relationship seems to be on the wane, and eventually, Antonio appears to walk in on John and Talia in a romantic dalliance at a sleazy motel.
As the sugar industry began to wane, the plantation economy came to an end.
Beginning in 1964, however, the Kingston Trio's dominance in record sales and popularity began to wane, due partly to the number and popularity of the aforementioned imitators in the pop-folk world but also to the rise of other major commercial folk groups like Peter, Paul and Mary whose music had a decidedly more political bent than the Trio's.
Both Key Wane and Mike Dean produced the beat which helps utillize the piece's tone.
By a chance, which added yet more to the intensity of the darkness, the moon, which was on the wane, did not rise until eleveno'clock, and the streets which the young man traversed were plunged in the deepest obscurity.
By the 11th century Muslim power in the Mediterranean had begun to wane.
By the turn of the 19th century the custom had started to wane as a result of the Victorian disapproval of bawdy and anarchic behaviour.
Either way, Gnarl reveals that even the Overlord’s power might wane, finishing once again with "Evil always finds a way" before laughing maniacally off screen.
However, despite his pledge to support the Republican candidate, Mathias' criticism of the party did not wane, stating that "over and over again during the primaries, I have felt uncomfortably like a member of the chorus in a Greek tragedy".
However, if Imriel were to wed Dorelei, his son would become Cruarch and Terre d'Ange's influence in Alba would not wane.
However, some found fault with the show's pacing, believing that the storyline quality begins to wane after the first few episodes.
However, with Russia's defeat in the 1905 Russo-Japanese War, Russian influence in Korea began to wane.
I hastily took a lump of camphor from my pocket, and prepared to light it as soon as the match should wane.
Italy's supremacy in the World League began to wane in 2001, when Brazil won a second gold medal, beating the Italians in three straight sets.
Now, with the subordinate phantoms, what wonder remained soon waned away; for in a whaler wonders soon wane.
pp. 152–153) In the 1870s, as the Fenian threat began to gradually wane and the Victorian moral reform movement gained momentum, Toronto police primarily functioned in the role of "urban missionaries" whose function it was to regulate unruly and immoral behaviour among the "lower classes".
Reeves' influence within the ALP began to wane significantly after 1987.
She carried on writing, but her success began to wane at the end of the 1950s, with stories about comfortable middle-class families becoming less popular.
The moon was on the wane: each night there was a longer interval of darkness.
The song, produced by frequent collaborator Key Wane and Mike Dean, features guest appearances from rapper Lil Wayne and singer Jhené Aiko.
With the FAP on the wane he became involved with organising "Freien Kameradschaften" but was caught by police in Stuttgart in 1994 and placed on 20 months probation for attempting to reorganise the banned Action Front of National Socialists/National Activists.

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