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recede
used in For Whom the Bell Tolls

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Definition to move away or diminish

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  • He could still hear the receding drone.
    Chapter 8 (21% in)
  • Then came a new and louder droning roar and three more Heinkel one-elevens showed coming steeply, stiffly, lower yet, crossing in rigid formation, their pounding roar approaching in crescendo to an absolute of noise and then receding as they passed the clearing.
    Chapter 8 (12% in)
  • A cloud of smoke drifted over the last ridge that he could see in the high country and the planes were three steadily receding specks in the sky.
    Chapter 28 (2% in)

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