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recede
used in Gone with the Wind

6 uses
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Definition to move away or diminish

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  • Before this new emotion, Honey receded into a dim haze.
    1.6 (33% in)
  • Pork, tiptoeing, reached the ring in the chain and drew the lamp slowly down until the table top was brightly bathed in light and the ceiling receded into shadows.
    1.4 (56% in)
  • The world outside receded before the demands of empty and half-empty stomachs and life resolved itself into two related thoughts, food and how to get it.
    3.25 (56% in)
  • When he came back and sat down beside her, his dark eyes alertly searching her face, the pall of death receded before the vitality he radiated and the room seemed pleasant and homelike again, the lamps rosy and warm.
    4.47 (22% in)
  • Between the brandy which was smoothing out the harsh contours of remorse and Rhett's mocking but comforting words, the pale specter of Frank was receding into shadows.
    4.47 (39% in)
  • Death and fear receded gently as Melanie took her hand and laid it quietly against her cool cheek.
    5.56 (66% in)

There are no more uses of "recede" in Gone with the Wind.

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