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ebb
used in King Lear

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Definition
decline — typically gradually as with the height of the tide
  • ...alone will sing like birds i' the cage: When thou dost ask me blessing I'll kneel down And ask of thee forgiveness: so we'll live, And pray, and sing, and tell old tales, and laugh At gilded butterflies, and hear poor rogues Talk of court news; and we'll talk with them too,— Who loses and who wins; who's in, who's out;— And take upon's the mystery of things, As if we were God's spies: and we'll wear out, In a wall'd prison, packs and sects of great ones That ebb and flow by the moon.
    5.2 — Act 5 Scene 2 — A field between the two Camps (10% in)

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