So it was that when summer waned, there came a night of moon, and Gwaihir the Windlord, swiftest of the Great Eagles, came unlooked-for to Orthanc; and he found me standing on the pinnacle.
Only the waning might of Gondor stands now between him and a march in power along the coasts into the North; and if he comes, assailing the White Towers and the Havens, hereafter the Elves may have no escape from the lengthening shadows of Middle-earth.
But autumn was waning fast; slowly the golden light faded to pale silver, and the lingering leaves fell from the naked trees.
Every night, as the Moon waned again, it shone brighter and brighter.
But lore wanes in Gondor, Boromir, if in the city of those who once were wise they now speak evil of Lothlorien.
Chapter 4 A Journey in the Dark It was evening, and the grey light was again waning fast, when they halted for the night.
’It was not the fault of the Dwarves that the friendship waned,’ said Gimli.
The night was old, and westward the waning moon was setting.
The old moon passed, and a new moon waxed and waned in the world outside, while we tarried there.
Turning quickly they saw ripples, black-edged with shadow in the waning light: great rings were widening outwards from a point far out in the lake.
There were many clear stars, hut the fast-waning moon would not be seen till late.
You’ll remember, Mr. Frodo, the Moon was waning as we lay on the flet up in that tree: a week from the full, I reckon.
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Our passion has waned over the years, but our love has grown.
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