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  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of ebb.


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  • I lay still with eyes closed until the pain ebbed away a bit and my memory of the night before came back.

    I Was Sold on the Slave Block « Official Harry Harrison News Blog

  • But as I looked the waves began to ebb – and they ebbed as swiftly as, four years ago, they rolled in – ebbed out and out, to the gulf; and the Glen lay before me, beautiful and green, with a rainbow spanning Rainbow Valley – a rainbow of such splendid colour that it dazzled me – and I woke.

    Rilla of Ingleside

  • Once again the tide of guests ebbed from the Big House, and more than one lunch and dinner found only the two men and Paula at the table.

    The Little Lady of the Big House, by Jack London

  • That has kind of ebbed and flowed over the trial, how coordinated the defenses are.

    CNN Transcript Feb 24, 2004

  • So long as he walked four miles an hour, he pumped that blood, willy-nilly, to the surface; but now it ebbed away and sank down into the recesses of his body.

    To Build A Fire

  • Illness came upon him down in San Francisco, and his splendid life ebbed slowly out as he sat in his big easy-chair, in the Commercial Hotel, the "Yukoner's home."

    The Gold Hunters of the North

  • The combat ebbed away from Leo, and Dar Hyal and Hancock beset Dick.


  • Oppression sat heavily upon them; the lightness of their natures had ebbed out of them; they were slack and absent-minded in their service, and they whispered gloomily to one another in the far end of the car next to the kitchen.

    Chapter 22: The Chicago Commune

  • He ebbed away like a shadow through the open French windows.


  • Animosities toward Arab Christians have ebbed and flowed over time, but a chronic anti-Western subtext has pervaded the region's sectarian discourse.

    Christian C. Sahner: Winter for Christians in the Arab Spring?


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