1 Now, with the subordinate phantoms, what wonder remained soon waned away; for in a whaler wonders soon wane.
Moby Dick By Herman MelvilleContext 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.
3 His zest in debauchery might wane, but never Mrs. Cutter's belief in it.
4 For the fire of the regiment had begun to wane and drip.
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.
6 It seemed to me that I had happened upon humanity upon the wane.
7 The moon was on the wane: each night there was a longer interval of darkness.
8 I hastily took a lump of camphor from my pocket, and prepared to light it as soon as the match should wane.
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 JoyceContext Highlight In Chapter 4
10 School and home seemed to recede from us and their influences upon us seemed to wane.
11 When the interest in art began to wane, the two fell to talking.
12 But her affection for Varenka did not wane.
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.
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.
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 DoyleContext Highlight In VI. THE MAN WITH THE TWISTED LIP