- v. Simple past tense and past participle of recede.
“Yet as the Revolution slowed, the phrase receded.136 With Thermidor, or the end of Revolutionary Terror, newspapers and local governments urged citizens to remove it.”
“To her relief, the pain receded within a few hours.”
“Floodwaters also engulfed the playing field all the way up to the first row of seats in the stadium, but by Wednesday had receded from the stadium.”
“It is a little bit harder to carefully chose the one issue against McCain (as Iraq has receded from the biggest radars), but there he goes again parroting his opponent John McCain and hoping that he can find one differentiating jewel again.”
“Over the millennia, ice gradually accumulated on the cold night side, and the oceans receded from the hot sunward side.”
“The story begins like a fairy tale, “When the world was new, and dreams had not yet receded from the waking day ...””
“The devastation caused by Hurricane Katrina may have receded from the national headlines and the public consciousness, but for those affected the story is not yet over.”
“Even when the prospect of oil and gas shortages receded from the immediate into the distant future, existence remained more expensive and competitive.”
“The wave of pain receded almost as quickly as it had come.”
“For some time, the spirit of hilarity was kept up; but, at length, Perdita receded from the piano, for Raymond had joined in the trio of”
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