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Antonyms for waning

a gradual decrease in magnitude or extent


(of the Moon) pertaining to the period during which the visible surface of the moon decreases


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How far it was to shore she could not guess, or how far to the certain death of the swirling waters toward which she was being drawn by an irresistible force; but of one thing she was certain, her strength was rapidly waning, and she must reach the bank quickly.
And boyhood is a summer sun Whose waning is the dreariest one -- For all we live to know is known, And all we seek to keep hath flown - Let life, then, as the day-flower, fall With the noon-day beauty - which is all.
I grieve that my waning strength prevents rejoicing in the sight of your most gracious presence.
Changes on sky and earth and ocean told of the waning day; change was everywhere -- except close at her side.
Her head drooped low on her bosom, and all the view waned before her eyes with the waning moon.
Once again, creeping chill through the flow of her young blood, she felt the slow and deadly prompting of despair which had come to her in the waning moonlight, which had whispered to her in the awful calm.
When the moon is waning, or getting smaller, everything that grows into the ground - onions, potatoes, carrots - is planted.