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- v. To become less virulent.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. suffer from a disease that kills shoots
- v. become progressively weaker
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So I sat propped against the rough plaster wall, watching the flames die down in the hearth and alternating between drowsy half-sleep and abrupt, heart-pounding terror when it was all I could do to keep from tearing open the outer door and shrieking the name of my lost companion and mentor into the night.
It was like seeing the sacred flame die down on some thrice-sacred altar.
Then when the Nazi hunt began to die down in the late 1960s, Reksnys senior moved back to Europe, to the remote castle in the Obersaltzburg where he was gunned down five years ago. "
Thucydides, a Greek historian and hard-nosed former admiral, considered this tradition credible, as long as the Sicels had waited for the wind to die down before they made the crossing.
And the blaze would die down just when Hugh had got to the last verse of something, and then while impatiently waiting for the new pine splinters to catch, he would tell Fleda how much he liked it, or how beautiful he thought it, and whisper inquiries and critical questions; till the fire reached the fat vein, and leaped up in defiant emulation of gas-lights unknown, and then he would fall to again with renewed gusto.