recede

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During this interval she had become a less vivid and importunate image, receding from his foreground as May Welland resumed her rightful place in it.
As he approached it he was amazed to note that it seemed to be receding from him, and finally he was convinced that the vessel was moving down-stream.
Berlin, Rajab 25, 1434, Jun 4, 2013, SPA - Floodwaters in Passau are receding from the highest level seen in more than five centuries but cities downstream are bracing themselves as swollen rivers sweep through southeastern Germany.