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ebb
used in The Time Machine

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Definition
decline — typically gradually as with the height of the tide
  • The fluctuating contours of the land ebbed and flowed.
    Chapter 12 (3% in)
  • 'So I travelled, stopping ever and again, in great strides of a thousand years or more, drawn on by the mystery of the earth's fate, watching with a strange fascination the sun grow larger and duller in the westward sky, and the life of the old earth ebb away.
    Chapter 11 (64% in)

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