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 v.  decrease in size or strength; draw gradually to an end
Classic Sentence: (37 in 3 pages)
1  Now, with the subordinate phantoms, what wonder remained soon waned away; for in a whaler wonders soon wane.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER 50. Ahab's Boat and Crew. Fedallah.
2  I have sat before the dense coal fire and watched it all aglow, full of its tormented flaming life; and I have seen it wane at last, down, down, to dumbest dust.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER 118. The Quadrant.
3  His zest in debauchery might wane, but never Mrs. Cutter's belief in it.
My Antonia By Willa Cather
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 2. The Hired Girls: XV
4  For the fire of the regiment had begun to wane and drip.
The Red Badge of Courage By Stephen Crane
Context  Highlight   In Chapter 22
5  Morning and noon had passed, and the day was on the wane, and still he rambled to and fro, and up and down, and round and round, and still lingered about the same spot.
Oliver Twist By Charles Dickens
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XLVIII
6  It seemed to me that I had happened upon humanity upon the wane.
The Time Machine By H. G. Wells
Context  Highlight   In IV
7  The moon was on the wane: each night there was a longer interval of darkness.
The Time Machine By H. G. Wells
Context  Highlight   In VII
8  I hastily took a lump of camphor from my pocket, and prepared to light it as soon as the match should wane.
The Time Machine By H. G. Wells
Context  Highlight   In IX
9  But the tide was near the turn and already the day was on the wane.
A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man By James Joyce
Context  Highlight   In Chapter 4
10  School and home seemed to recede from us and their influences upon us seemed to wane.
Dubliners By James Joyce
Context  Highlight   In AN ENCOUNTER
11  When the interest in art began to wane, the two fell to talking.
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer By Mark Twain
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER VII
12  But her affection for Varenka did not wane.
Anna Karenina(V1) By Leo Tolstoy
Context  Highlight   In PART 2: Chapter 35
13  The tableau all waned at last with the pallidness aloft; and once more the Pequod and every soul on her decks were wrapped in a pall.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER 119. The Candles.
14  The poor, frightened old woman at last forgot her fears; and, even Eliza, as the night waned, found all her anxieties insufficient to keep her eyes from closing.
Uncle Tom's Cabin By Harriet Beecher Stowe
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XVII
15  Out of the black shadows there glimmered little red circles of light, now bright, now faint, as the burning poison waxed or waned in the bowls of the metal pipes.
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Context  Highlight   In VI. THE MAN WITH THE TWISTED LIP
Example Sentence:
1  Their popularity waned during that period.
2  The power of the landowners waned during this period.
3  My enthusiasm for the project was waning.
4  The moon waxes and wanes every month.