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used in The Two Towers

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a gradual decline (in size or strength or power or number) — especially the part of the moon that is visible
  • He floated by them, and slowly his boat departed, waning to a dark spot against the golden light; and then suddenly it vanished.
    3.1 — Book 3 Chapter 1 — The Departure of Boromir (60% in)
  • At last as the afternoon was waning they came to the eaves of the forest, and in an open glade among the first trees they found the place of the great burning: the ashes were still hot and smoking.
    3.2 — Book 3 Chapter 2 — The Riders of Rohan (85% in)
  • The day waned, and dusk was twined about the boles of the trees.
    3.4 — Book 3 Chapter 4 — Treebeard (31% in)
  • Look for me in Edoras, ere the waning of the moon!
    3.8 — Book 3 Chapter 8 — The Road to Isengard (8% in)
  • First Saruman was shown that the power of his voice was waning.
    3.10 — Book 3 Chapter 10 — The Voice of Saruman (79% in)
  • As the third stage of their day's march drew on and afternoon waned, the forest opened out, and the trees became larger and more scattered.
    4.7 — Book 4 Chapter 7 — Journey to the Cross-roads (29% in)

There are no more uses of "wane" in The Two Towers.

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