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ebb
used in Howards End

6 uses
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Definition
decline — typically gradually as with the height of the tide
  • Paul and his mother, ripple and great wave, had flowed into her life and ebbed out of it for ever.
    Chapter 12 (5% in)
  • One had the sense of a backwater, or rather of an estuary, whose waters flowed in from the invisible sea, and ebbed into a profound silence while the waves without were still beating.
    Chapter 2 (20% in)
  • The tide had begun to ebb.
    Chapter 15 (97% in)
  • Now that the wave of excitement was ebbing, and had left her, Mr. Bast, and Mrs. Bast stranded for the night in a Shropshire hotel, she asked herself what forces had made the wave flow.
    Chapter 27 (1% in)
  • Her colour had ebbed, and she was grey.
    Chapter 38 (17% in)
  • And again and again fell the word, like the ebb of a dying sea.
    Chapter 44 (90% in)

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