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A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man
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wane
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A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man
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  • The smile waned on Stephen’s face.
  • The priest’s face was in total shadow, but the waning daylight from behind him touched the deeply grooved temples and the curves of the skull.
  • He gazed calmly before him at the waning sky, glad of the cool of the evening and of the faint yellow glow which hid the tiny flame kindling upon his cheek.
  • But the tide was near the turn and already the day was on the wane.
  • The light had waned.
  • The director stood in the embrasure of the window, his back to the light, leaning an elbow on the brown crossblind, and, as he spoke and smiled, slowly dangling and looping the cord of the other blind, Stephen stood before him, following for a moment with his eyes the waning of the long summer daylight above the roofs or the slow deft movements of the priestly fingers.

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  • Our passion has waned over the years, but our love has grown.
  • The moon was waning, but I could still see the trail.

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