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wane
used in The Fellowship of the Ring

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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
  • Gondor wanes, you say.
    2.2 -- Book 2 Chapter 2 -- The Council of Elrond (86% in)
  • So it was that when summer waned, there came a night of moon, and Gwaihir the Windlord, swiftest of the Great Eagles, came unlooked-for to Orthanc; and he found me standing on the pinnacle.
    2.2 -- Book 2 Chapter 2 -- The Council of Elrond (70% in)
  • Only the waning might of Gondor stands now between him and a march in power along the coasts into the North; and if he comes, assailing the White Towers and the Havens, hereafter the Elves may have no escape from the lengthening shadows of Middle-earth.
    2.2 -- Book 2 Chapter 2 -- The Council of Elrond (86% in)
  • But autumn was waning fast; slowly the golden light faded to pale silver, and the lingering leaves fell from the naked trees.
    2.3 -- Book 2 Chapter 3 -- The Ring Goes South (10% in)
  • Every night, as the Moon waned again, it shone brighter and brighter.
    2.3 -- Book 2 Chapter 3 -- The Ring Goes South (10% in)
  • Chapter 4 A Journey in the Dark It was evening, and the grey light was again waning fast, when they halted for the night.
    2.4 -- Book 2 Chapter 4 -- A Journey in the Dark (0% in)
  • The night was old, and westward the waning moon was setting. gleaming fitfully through the breaking clouds.
    2.4 -- Book 2 Chapter 4 -- A Journey in the Dark (16% in)
  • Turning quickly they saw ripples, black-edged with shadow in the waning light: great rings were widening outwards from a point far out in the lake.
    2.4 -- Book 2 Chapter 4 -- A Journey in the Dark (33% in)
  • 'It was not the fault of the Dwarves that the friendship waned,' said Gimli.
    2.4 -- Book 2 Chapter 4 -- A Journey in the Dark (36% in)
  • There were many clear stars, hut the fast-waning moon would not be seen till late.
    2.6 -- Book 2 Chapter 6 -- Lothlorien (23% in)
  • But lore wanes in Gondor, Boromir, if in the city of those who once were wise they now speak evil of Lothlorien.
    2.6 -- Book 2 Chapter 6 -- Lothlorien (30% in)
  • You'll remember, Mr. Frodo, the Moon was waning as we lay on the flet up in that tree: a week from the full, I reckon.
    2.9 -- Book 2 Chapter 9 -- The Great River (58% in)
  • The old moon passed, and a new moon waxed and waned in the world outside, while we tarried there.
    2.9 -- Book 2 Chapter 9 -- The Great River (63% in)

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