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.