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wane
used in The Hound of the Baskervilles

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Definition
a gradual decline (in size or strength or power or number) — especially the part of the moon that is visible
  • To his eyes all seemed beautiful, but to me a tinge of melancholy lay upon the country-side, which bore so clearly the mark of the waning year.
    Chapter 6 — Baskerville Hall (41% in)
  • I cannot doubt that Stapleton recruited his waning resources in this fashion, and that for years he has been a desperate and dangerous man.
    Chapter 15 — A Retrospection (59% in)

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