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A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man
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  • Consciousness of place came ebbing back to him slowly over a vast tract of time unlit, unfelt, unlived.
  • His own consciousness of language was ebbing from his brain and trickling into the very words themselves which set to band and disband themselves in wayward rhythms: The ivy whines upon the wall, And whines and twines upon the wall, The yellow ivy upon the wall, Ivy, ivy up the wall.

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

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