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With shaken consciousness and trembling body, he clutched and held on, while the ebbing life turned and flooded up in him again.
She had lain back in her chair, with drooping eyelids and bloodless face, so that he had feared at first her journey had weighed heavily upon her, and that the strength was ebbing out of her.
Every one must have remarked how mud-banks, left by the retiring tide, imitate in miniature a country with hill and dale; and here we have the original model in rock, formed as the continent rose during the secular retirement of the ocean, instead of during the ebbing and flowing of the tides.
It seemed to me that it was permissible to take leave of life when life was ebbing fast.
The brown current ran swiftly out of the heart of darkness, bearing us down towards the sea with twice the speed of our upward progress; and Kurtz's life was running swiftly too, ebbing, ebbing out of his heart into the sea of inexorable time.
In reading those fine apostrophes to sleep, to the stars, rocks, mountains and waves, I feel time passing away as an ebbing sea.
Now that the wave of excitement was ebbing, and had left her, Mr.
The red-faced man had said that the tide was ebbing through the Golden Gate.