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recede
used in The Two Towers

5 uses
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Definition
to move away or diminish (become less)
The exact meaning of recede depends upon its context. For example:
  • "We can't move back in until the floodwaters recede." — diminish and move away
  • "Her fear receded." — diminished
  • "The waves first advance and then recede." — move away
  • "The news story receded into the background as it was replaced by new stories." — received diminished attention
  • "a receding hairline" — diminished hair (each year the line where hair stops growing is higher)
  • But the wind had shifted to the north, and already the storm that had come out of the East was receding, rolling away southward to the sea.
    3.6 -- Book 3 Chapter 6 -- The King of the Golden Hall (50% in)
  • Presently the voices began to recede again, and then they slowly faded away.
    4.3 -- Book 4 Chapter 3 -- The Black Gate is Closed (88% in)
  • Day was opening in the sky, and they saw that the mountains were now much further off, receding eastward in a long curve that was lost in the distance.
    4.4 -- Book 4 Chapter 4 -- Of Herbs and Stewed Rabbit (15% in)
  • The darkness receded from it until it seemed to shine in the centre of a globe of airy crystal, and the hand that held it sparkled with white fire.
    4.9 -- Book 4 Chapter 9 -- Shelob's Lair (33% in)
  • Sam heard the sound of feet receding.
    4.10 -- Book 4 Chapter 10 -- The Choices of Master Samwise (92% in)

There are no more uses of "recede" in The Two Towers.

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