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recede
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Northanger Abbey
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  • In the pause which succeeded, a sound like receding footsteps and the closing of a distant door struck on her affrighted ear.
  • With this parting cordial she curtsies off—you listen to the sound of her receding footsteps as long as the last echo can reach you—and when, with fainting spirits, you attempt to fasten your door, you discover, with increased alarm, that it has no lock.

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  • Her unhappy childhood memories receded as she grew older.
  • The pain is beginning to recede.

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