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And then the cheery sunshine of the cosy room began to fade away.

As he stared into the big man's eyes his fears seemed to fade away.

For a moment she met the big man's eyes and her fears seemed to fade away!

It may be, indeed, that many of them will perish and fade away.

Matilda just seemed to fade away, not like one ill, but very tired.

Was it his imagination, or did the lamp on the table blur and begin to fade away?

Will you remember me to-morrow or shall I fade away like the dreams of night?

At last evening approached and the light began to fade away.

The musician, fascinated, feared she was about to fade away within.

Slowly, but surely, the old New Orleans is beginning to fade away.

WORD ORIGIN

early 14c., "lose brightness, grow pale," from Old French fader "become weak, wilt, wither," from adj. fade "pale, weak, insipid" (12c.), probably from Vulgar Latin *fatidus, some sort of blending of Latin fatuus "silly, tasteless" + vapidus "flat, flavorless." Related: Faded; fading. As a noun, from c.1300.

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