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ebb
Used In
The Tempest
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  • His mother was a witch; and one so strong
    That could control the moon, make flows and ebbs,
  • He does hear me; And, that he does, I weep: myself am Naples, Who with mine eyes,—never since at ebb,—beheld The King, my father wrack’d.
  • Ebbing men indeed, Most often, do so near the bottom run By their own fear or sloth.
  • Do so: to ebb, Hereditary sloth instructs me.
  • Ye elves of hills, brooks, standing lakes, and groves; And ye that on the sands with printless foot Do chase the ebbing Neptune, and do fly him When he comes back; you demi-puppets that By moonshine do the green sour ringlets make, Whereof the ewe not bites; and you whose pastime Is to make midnight mushrooms, that rejoice To hear the solemn curfew; by whose aid,— Weak masters though ye be,—I have bedimm’d The noontide sun, call’d forth the mutinous winds, And ’twixt the green sea andů

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  • The patient’s strength ebbed away.
  • The tides ebbed at noon.

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