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ebb
used in The Hunchback of Notre Dame

3 uses
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Definition
decline — typically gradually as with the height of the tide
  • Eternal flood and ebb of popular favor!
    1.1.4 — Vol 1 Bk 1 Chpt 4 — Master Jacques Coppenole (86% in)
  • If a flood comes, the mountains will have long disappeared beneath the waves, while the birds will still be flying about; and if a single ark floats on the surface of the cataclysm, they will alight upon it, will float with it, will be present with it at the ebbing of the waters; and the new world which emerges from this chaos will behold, on its awakening, the thought of the world which has been submerged soaring above it, winged and living.
    1.5.2 — Vol 1 Bk 5 Chpt 2 — This Will Kill That (59% in)
  • In proportion as architecture ebbs, printing swells and grows.
    1.5.2 — Vol 1 Bk 5 Chpt 2 — This Will Kill That (79% in)

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