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It faded soon into a gray fog, with puffs of wind from the southwest again.

The floor was covered with old matting and a few faded rugs.

She has faded away like a rainbow—like a drop of dew in the sun.

And so she had gone, and with her had faded all the light and joyousness of the place.

And, with the music and the dancing, the night faded into morning.

They approached warily, until they saw the faded blue uniforms.

She had a faded, washed-out look, and her hair was thinning out.

When all the other thoughts had faded out, this one held possession of him.

It was a hysterical blow, like a woman's, and with it the tears sprang to the faded eyes.

Twilight stole through the dirty window-panes and faded into darkness.

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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