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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'

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.
(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.
The moon was on the wane: each night there was a longer interval of darkness.
I hastily took a lump of camphor from my pocket, and prepared to light it as soon as the match should wane.
Now, with the subordinate phantoms, what wonder remained soon waned away; for in a whaler wonders soon 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.

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