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recede
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Catch-22
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  • He was disappointed as he heard the peremptory crunch of Corporal Whitcomb’s footsteps recede into silence.
  • He broke out the bottles of bourbon he had managed to buy on his four-day weekly circuits with the courier plane and laughed, sang, shuffled and shouted in a festival of inebriated ecstasy until he could no longer keep awake and receded peacefully into slumber.
  • Grasping for support at anything he could reach, Yossarian limped along after him into the corridor and down the adjacent ward to a bed containing a harried young man with pimples and a receding chin.
  • Their footsteps receded, leaving the circle of sandbags empty and silent in the crisp and windless moonlight.

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

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