slip away

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She gives August the gravity and sensitivity that befits the character as written, and captures Margaret's desperation as she sees her beloved farm about to slip away.
Last week, intrepid neuroscientific sleuth Sarah Bellum tracked down a haggard-looking consciousness at one the brain's seamiest flophouses, only to let her elusive quarry slip away,
Maybe I'm wrong but the opportunity would certainly be there for them to slip away.
But soloists, however long-serving, tend to slip away.
It can slip away easily with little notice of encroachment as billions more are added to the human population.