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- v. Present participle of recede.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. the act of becoming more distant
- n. a slow or gradual disappearance
- adj. (of a hairline e.g.) moving slowly back
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(By the way, the water is receding from the back garden now - it's gone down at least 4 inches from the photos.)
As the flood waters begin receding, Americans are also beginning to gain some much-needed perspective on our fragile place in the natural world.
COOPER: Joe, when you're on a campaign, do the people in the campaign, when something changes, and Gloria was talking about things changing, the word receding other things, do you feel it in the campaign?
However, in her representation, she observes that such inclinations are quickly receding from the business landscape.
Let me emphasize, straight away, that he isn't what I would call a friend, but I know him enough to say that he did purposely design himself: single, modest dresser in receding colours, mathematics teacher, sponsor of the chess club, mild-mannered acquaintance to all rather than a friend to any, a person anxious to become invisible.
Perhaps only in housing activity will we continue to see as we move through the early part of 1985 some receding from the cyclical peak that was reached earlier this year.
But the next moment he controlled himself; 'twas indeed as if he himself called the receding blood back to his heart, and he took her hand and held it in both his own, smiling.
His condescending to the humour of the people, and receding from the honour of his place to gratify their scruples.
There's just a long list of phone calls receding to infinity.
Sad “bob” - crying into the night, watching American’s train receding in the distance, carrying us on to hope and work for a better future, while you complain and whine and stamp your feet, alone, on the platform. —