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recede
used in Lonesome Dove

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 waters were rapidly receding.
    Chapters 95-96 (6% in)
  • When the redness receded and he opened his eyes again, he heard a piano playing in the distance.
    Chapters 95-96 (34% in)

There are no more uses of "recede" in Lonesome Dove.

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