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Synonyms for ebb

Synonyms for ebb

the act or process of becoming less active or intense

to move back or away from a point, limit, or mark

to become or cause to become less active or intense

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a gradual decline (in size or strength or power or number)

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the outward flow of the tide

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flow back or recede

hem in fish with stakes and nets so as to prevent them from going back into the sea with the ebb

fall away or decline

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References in classic literature ?
But many things have told against me in my practice, and it really just now has ebbed to a low point.
the time ebbed away: one week followed another, and, excepting one distant glimpse and two transient meetings--during which scarcely anything was said--while I was walking with Miss Matilda, I saw nothing of him: except, of course, at church.
Now it was that my ambitions ebbed away, and I became timid, holding tightly to my mother as she climbed and swung through space.
Great physical relief was his, and the last mists of delirium ebbed from his brain.
The blood had ebbed from his face, exposing dark circles under his eyes.
The flood of fight ebbed down in him, and, releasing his prey, he turned tail and scampered on across the open in inglorious retreat.
An occasional oil lamp at the corner of a street, or in the portico of some wealthy burgher, threw a faint glimmer over the shining cobblestones, and the varied motley crowd who, in spite of the weather, ebbed and flowed along every highway.