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recede
used in The Fellowship of the Ring

2 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)
  • The Riders seemed to sit upon their great steeds like threatening statues upon a hill, dark and solid, while all the woods and land about them receded as if into a mist.
    1.12 — Book 1 Chapter 12 — Flight to the Ford (89% in)
  • To the south the Misty Mountains receded endlessly as far as sight could reach.
    2.6 — Book 2 Chapter 6 — Lothlorien (3% in)

There are no more uses of "recede" in The Fellowship of the Ring.

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