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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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The red-orange edges of the rectangle are neither clear nor hard; they are pulsating and nebulous halos where the light fades away and disappears.
As David Kelly fades away, so toodoes Tony's smile.
When Patterson's fame fades away, how are we to know that he will not go back to his "old ways"?