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fade

verb abate, becoming, blanch, bleach, blench, cease, cloud, decay, decline, decrease, degenerate, deteriorate, die, die out, dim, diminish, disappear, discolor, dissolve, drop off, ebb, etiolate, evaporate, fail, faint, falloff, flag, flicker, grow dimmer, grow duller, languish, lessen, let up, lose brightness, lose luster, neutralize, pale, perish, reduce, sag, shrivel, sink, slacken, subside, taper off, tarnish, tone down, turn colorless, turn dull, vanish, wane, wash out, waste away, weaken, wilt, wither
See also: decay, depart, disappear, dissipate, languish, perish, tarnish
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At that moment the flowers began whirling again, and the faces faded away and were lost in the rapid revolutions.
His sensitive nerves trembled under emotion, like the nerves of a woman; his delicate complexion faded away slowly into whiteness.
But during this discussion, fruitful in somewhat hazardous theories, the projectile was rapidly leaving the moon: the lineaments faded away from the travelers' eyes, mountains were confused in the distance; and of all the wonderful, strange, and fantastical form of the earth's satellite, there soon remained nothing but the imperishable remembrance.
The short daylight of winter soon faded away, and it was dark again when they had yet many miles to travel.
The look of displeasure, which had begun to come over Arthur's face when the young Captain spoke of Love so lightly, faded away as the song proceeded, and he listened with evident delight.
Then the harpooner faded away into his bunk, and I was left alone, unthrown, on the field of battle.
Continually, as we may express it, he faded away out of his place; or, in other words, his mind and consciousness took their departure, leaving his wasted, gray, and melancholy figure--a substantial emptiness, a material ghost--to occupy his seat at table.
He preserved this opinion even after the feast, with the remnants of which he repaired his own long abstinence; but when in the evening he made his master's bed, the chimeras of Planchet faded away.
His smile immediately faded away, and his glance became cold and sharp as a sword.
The charm of Kellynch and of "Lady Elliot" all faded away.