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recede
used in The House of Hades

3 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 Mist receded to the edges of the courtyard.
    p. 17.7
  • On the port-side wall, the huge ugly face receded so that Leo could see the entire creature—another gnome chimp, in even crazier clothes.
    p. 74.5
  • He willed the poison to recede, creating a small path of retreat along the edge of the cliff.
    p. 363.9

There are no more uses of "recede" in The House of Hades.

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