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  • n. Plural form of ebb.
  • v. Third person singular simple present of to ebb.


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  • The other reason you don't want to focus on the short-term ebbs and flows of the economy is that such an approach is antithetical to retirement planning.

  • All my wits are gone wool-gathering for the benefit of my book, and I have none to spare for other things; so, my dear, if my letters to you fall off in both quantity and quality, don't go beating your brains for a more abstruse theory than Cuvier set up for the Deluge - viz., that as there is not water enough to cover all the earth at one time, when it flows over one place it ebbs from the opposite.

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  • And now it kind of ebbs and flows depending on, you know, work demands for both of us.

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  • So it kind of ebbs and flows as time goes by here.

    CNN Transcript Jun 10, 2004

  • KURTZ: Whether it's Iraq or Israel, or even Afghanistan, where dozens of people have been killed in recent weeks, it totally vanished from the media radar screen, it seems the media attention kind of ebbs and flows until there's a disaster, a major bombing, 20 people dead, suicide attack.

    CNN Transcript Aug 24, 2003

  • The situation here, it kind of ebbs, you know, the waves of violence are such come and go.

    CNN Transcript Jul 28, 2000

  • The pricing kind of ebbs and flows with our cost basis. Home Page

  • We had kind of ebbs and flows, but as the demand for coal increases and it's interesting they're projecting now that coal will probably peak above 3 billion tons next year in China. Home Page

  • It kind of ebbs and flows, do I think that Russia is going to continue to be a strong market through 2009? The Ad-Free Personal Finance Blogs Aggregator (real estate blogs)

  • she ends up going to work in a halfway house as research and the story just kind of ebbs and flows from there.

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