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recede
used in The Grapes of Wrath

3 uses
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Definition
to move away or diminish (become less)
The exact meaning of recede depends upon its context. For example:
  • "We can't move back in until the floodwaters recede." — diminish and move away
  • "Her fear receded." — diminished
  • "The waves first advance and then recede." — move away
  • "The news story receded into the background as it was replaced by new stories." — received diminished attention
  • "a receding hairline" — diminished hair (each year the line where hair stops growing is higher)
  • The old eyes looked up at Ma in pain and bewilderment for a moment before the awareness receded again.
    Chapter 13 (17% in)
  • The motor droned along steadily and the sun receded down the sky in front of them.
    Chapter 13 (36% in)
  • Tom looked at the hawk nose and the high brown cheek bones and the slender receding chin.
    Chapter 24 (59% in)

There are no more uses of "recede" in The Grapes of Wrath.

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