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  • Or are they destined to become historical curiosities, fast-fading souvenirs of the brutal, unloved past from which South Africa was delivered by Nelson Mandela?

    Waiting for Mandela

  • If that seems a fast-fading dream, the pressing imperative is whether to keep faith with a man warmly serenaded by Leeds supporters but barracked by his new public.

    Gordon Strachan running out of time to revive Middlesbrough's fortunes

  • In just a few weeks, I fear his case, the profound problems with it and the wrong-headed rush to his execution will be fast-fading memories, as well.

    Mary Mapes: We Are All Eyewitnesses

  • ZAWIYAH, LIBYA - In the battle-scarred center of this small town, evidence abounds that the popular uprising here has been brutally crushed, in a bitter blow to the fast-fading hopes of rebels that they can succeed in toppling Libyan leader Moammar Gaddafi.

    In Libya, Gaddafi forces recapture strategic western town

  • The theory is that if one of those three manages to sneak into third place likely edging out a fast-fading Gingrich, that will be a surprising enough development to merit a media narrative of a strong performance.

    Rick v Rick: Perry earmarks Santorum for attack ad treatment | Paul Harris

  • The lukewarm – and now fast-fading – support of the Arab League and countries in the region for the UN action against the Gaddafi regime is very disappointing.

    Letters: Libya's neighbours and lines in the sand

  • But in mid-career he began to lament Japan's rapid changes, and his masterpiece, "The Makioka Sisters," is a magisterial depiction of an aristocratic family struggling to preserve fast-fading customs.

    Rebel Ascendant

  • Asked why he has endured so long—he had his first hits in 1950 and has stayed current since 1995, when he won a Grammy Award one of 15, but this was the big one for "MTV Unplugged"—Mr. Bennett gives himself credit for taste, but not talent, attributing his long run to his insistence on singing the best songs he could find, to refusing to sing novelty numbers or sully his artistry with fast-fading fashions.

    Ready for His Autumn Waltz

  • Midway through the campaign, fast-fading Republican rival John McCain, egged on by the Fox Network hit team, grabbed at a horribly outdated interview in 2001 in which then-Illinois Senator Obama told a Chicago radio station that he favored "redistributive change."

    Earl Ofari Hutchinson: Red-Baiting President Obama

  • The temptation is to dwell on the frailties of the Australians, which have been highlighted with such piercing clarity by England's tourists: the toothless pace attack except in Perth, the fast-fading middle order, the barmy selections.

    The Ashes 2010: Virtues of modern age help England join select band | Vic Marks

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