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wane
used in The Time Machine

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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
  • The moon was on the wane: each night there was a longer interval of darkness.
    Chapter 7 (7% in)
  • 'It seemed to me that I had happened upon humanity upon the wane.
    Chapter 4 (70% in)
  • 'As the evening drew on, my interest waned.
    Chapter 8 (86% in)
  • I hastily took a lump of camphor from my pocket, and prepared to light it as soon as the match should wane.
    Chapter 9 (33% in)
  • I put Weena, still motionless, down upon a turfy bole, and very hastily, as my first lump of camphor waned, I began collecting sticks and leaves.
    Chapter 9 (40% in)

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