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  • n  a gradual decline (in size or strength or power or number)
  • n  the outward flow of the tide
  • v  flow back or recede
    the tides ebbed at noon
  • v  hem in fish with stakes and nets so as to prevent them from going back into the sea with the ebb
  • v  fall away or decline
    The patient's strength ebbed away

  • He is credited with having saved thoroughbred racing when it was at its lowest ebb in the East, after the repeal of the racing law in New York State.
  • Similarly, in its journal this month, the American Academy of Pediatrics protests the ebb of recess, arguing that "undirected play allows children to learn how to work in groups .
  • After 32 years, Tide ebbed last week in a sea of red and disappeared.
News & Articles

  • Meadow Brook succumbs to 'guilty pleasure' to stage '70, Girls, 70'
    The 1971 musical '70, Girls, 70,' about a group of shoplifting senior citizens in New York City, logged only a month of Broadway performances and rarely has been performed since. It's a footnote in the careers of songwriters John Kander and Fred Ebb, better known for 'Cabaret' and 'Chicago.'
    June 14, 2013 - Detroit Free Press
  • India's Legendary Telegraph Service Coming To Full Stop
    There once was a time when governments didn't need all the wizardry of a hi-tek intelligence-gathering organization like the National Security Agency or the CIA to keep track of the ebb and flow of international communications.  In ages past, all intelligence-gathering systems had to do was monitor the traffic that hummed over wires, real wires, cables above ground and beneath the surface of the ...
    June 13, 2013 - Forbes
  • Stocks Deflate as Global Stimulus Hopes Ebb
    NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Major U.S. stock markets dropped Tuesday as investor hopes for an expansion of coordinated global stimulus measures ebbed after the Bank of Japan elected not to implement more government bond purchases. Adding to the uncertainty was sustained ambiguity as to when the Federal Reserve might scale back its easing efforts, and the beginning of the German constitutional court ...
    June 11, 2013 - TheStreet.com

  • President Bush in Voice of America
    America is committed and America must stay committed to international development for reasons that remain true, regardless of the ebb and flow of the markets,said President Bush.
  • Alan Blinder in International Herald Tribune
    Trust in the TARP is at a very low ebb,said Alan Blinder, an economic adviser to President Bill Clinton and former Vice Chairman of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System.
  • Hillary Rodham Clinton in Forbes
    Asked if she could survive an early loss, Clinton said, "I can survive setbacks, I've survived a lot of setbacks in my life. I don't see them as anything other than the natural ebb and flow of life and politics."

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