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As Lewinsky now again recedes from public attention, we can think of the Woman in Blue as a figure of loyalty in an age of rats.

Even while Hitler and Mao still captivate the popular imagination, one of the great monsters of the 20th century recedes.

The question surrounding the noodle recedes, replaced by new ones: What makes a marriage?

And every day that goes by makes justice more difficult to attain, as the attack recedes in the rearview mirror of history.

And then it begins to rise again as Cap and Trade recedes as an issue.

The water rises and recedes in this shaft every few minutes, with a noise like letting off steam on a steamboat, hence its name.

The Sophistês recedes from the Platonic point of view, and approaches the Aristotelian.

The latter part of his business career recedes therefore beyond the circle of any particular life.

The overhanging portions fall down, as decomposition lessens their cohesion, and so the entire cliff recedes.

The deep color flows into her cheeks, then recedes again, leaving her pale as marble.


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On this page you'll find 53 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to recedes, such as: reduce, fade, ebb, wane, dwindle, and lessen.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.