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recede
used in The Time Machine

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)
  • It seemed to advance and to recede as the hail drove before it denser or thinner.
    Chapter 3 (73% in)
  • Even my preoccupation about the Time Machine receded a little from my mind.
    Chapter 8 (23% in)
  • A shallow sandbank had appeared in the sea and the water had receded from the beach.
    Chapter 11 (75% in)

There are no more uses of "recede" in The Time Machine.

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