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recede
used in Rose Red

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)
  • Only the next day, as the vines impossibly receded and returned to their previous state, was the body found.
    9 — 1918-1920 (44% in)
  • In stunned amazement I watch as the overgrowth recedes as quickly as it came, suddenly alive with color and bloom-a paralyzing red of bougainvillea, orchid and, dare I admit it, roses.
    8 — 1917 (19% in)

There are no more uses of "recede" in Rose Red.

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