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synonyms for receded

  • abate
  • decrease
  • diminish
  • dwindle
  • ebb
  • fade
  • fall back
  • lessen
  • reduce
  • retreat
  • shrink
  • sink
  • subside
  • taper
  • wane
  • back
  • close
  • decline
  • depart
  • drop
  • regress
  • retire
  • retract
  • retrograde
  • retrogress
  • return
  • die off
  • drain away
  • draw back
  • flow back
  • go away
  • go back
  • retrocede
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antonyms for receded

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  • develop
  • enhance
  • enlarge
  • expand
  • extend
  • face
  • forge
  • grow
  • increase
  • meet
  • prolong
  • raise
  • rise
  • strengthen
  • ascend
  • begin
  • continue
  • enter
  • advance
  • forward
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How to use receded in a sentence

As I receded, the watery veil would disappear, and as I approached it would again take form.
MUSIC-STUDY IN GERMANYAMY FAY
Belfast and the County Down receded into the past; and shall I confess it?
FIFTY YEARS OF RAILWAY LIFE IN ENGLAND, SCOTLAND AND IRELANDJOSEPH TATLOW
But here, as at Pevensey, the sea receded several miles, destroying Winchelsea's harbor.
BRITISH HIGHWAYS AND BYWAYS FROM A MOTOR CARTHOMAS D. MURPHY
Suitable marks, or graduations, on the sides of the vessel served to indicate the lapse of time as the water gradually receded.
THE WONDER BOOK OF KNOWLEDGEVARIOUS
The wall of rock receded, and the slope became less steep in front of them.
THE GOLD TRAILHAROLD BINDLOSS
He passed out of the gate, and his figure, stooping and heavy, receded slowly up the street.
SUMMEREDITH WHARTON
The door flew open, so that the princess receded, frightened in spite of herself by the odd coincidence.
BALSAMO, THE MAGICIANALEXANDER DUMAS
With his hair bristling, Balsamo receded to the door, uncertain whether to flee or remain.
BALSAMO, THE MAGICIANALEXANDER DUMAS
But the noise slowly receded, and a few minutes later died away completely.
THE PILGRIM'S SHELL OR FERGAN THE QUARRYMANEUGNE SUE
As he jerked out the words the colour rose and receded in his earnest young face.
THE RAKE'S PROGRESSMARJORIE BOWEN
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OCTOBER 26, 1985
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