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  • n  a gradual decline (in size or strength or power or number)
  • v  grow smaller
    Interest in the project waned
  • v  become smaller
    Interest in his novels waned
  • v  decrease in phase

  • The relationship was starting to wane anyhow.
  • According to an increasing number of believers, Japan's days as an industrial powerhouse may well be on the wane, but its role as a global trendsetterin cutting-edge music, art .
  • The influence of newspaper and magazine critics is on the wane.
News & Articles

  • Stocks Drop as Stimulus Hopes Ebb
    Stocks deflate as investor hopes of more global monetary stimulus wane, TheStreet's Joe Deaux reports.        
    June 11, 2013 - TheStreet.com
  • China to Build Panama Canal Bypass Through Nicaragua
    Yves here. Reader From Mexico often chides readers in comments who like try to depict Argentina and other Latin American states as failures, when the ones who have distanced themselves from American/neoliberal policies have made solid social and economic progress. This piece highlights a tangible indicator of the wane of US influence in the Americas.
    June 11, 2013 - Naked Capitalism
  • Housing: Watch Inventory
    I've been watching for sale inventory very closely this year. My guess is inventory probably bottomed early this year. Inventory in many areas is still very low, but when more inventory comes on the market, buyer urgency will wane - and price increases will slow.
    June 9, 2013 - Calculated Risk

  • Ben Bernanke in International Herald Tribune
    Growth was seen as remaining sluggish during the first part of next year, then strengthening as the effects of tighter credit and the housing correction begin to wane,Bernanke told the JEC.
  • Margaret Chan in Xinhua
    International and national investment in HIV treatment scale-up have yielded concrete and measurable results,WHO Director General Margaret Chan said in a statement. "We cannot let this momentum wane. Now is the time to redouble our efforts...
  • Wen Jiabao in BBC News
    The stabilisation and recovery of the Chinese economy is not yet steady, solid and balanced,Premier Wen Jiabao said on Thursday. "Some of the stimulus measures will see their effect wane, and it will take time before those long-term...

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