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synonyms for wanes

  • abate
  • atrophy
  • decrease
  • die down
  • die out
  • dim
  • dwindle
  • ebb
  • fade
  • peter out
  • shrink
  • slacken
  • subside
  • taper off
  • weaken
  • wither
  • decline
  • drop
  • fail
  • fall
  • moderate
  • relent
  • sink
  • die away
  • draw to a close
  • ease off
  • fade away
  • fall short
  • let up
  • slack off
  • waste away
  • wind down

antonyms for wanes

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  • brighten
  • develop
  • enhance
  • enlarge
  • expand
  • extend
  • grow
  • increase
  • rise
  • strengthen
  • ascend
  • go up
  • reach
  • win
  • raise
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How to use wanes in a sentence

The moonlight wanes: the horizon again shows black against the sky, broken only by the fantastic silhouette of the Sphinx.
CAESAR AND CLEOPATRAGEORGE BERNARD SHAW
I have brought a lot of good books, and if their interest wanes have the whole circulating library to fall back on.
THE LETTERS OF WILLIAM JAMES, VOL. 1WILLIAM JAMES
As they grow old their keenness wanes; they lose their bearings easily down below, and show bad judgment.
CAREERS OF DANGER AND DARINGCLEVELAND MOFFETT
The day wanes, the shadows begin to deepen, revealing the flashes from cannon and musket.
FOLLOWING THE FLAGCHARLES CARLETON COFFIN
When the bloom wanes, and is nearly overtopped by the leaves, the time has come that I find best for dividing and replanting.
WOOD AND GARDENGERTRUDE JEKYLL
If love wanes instead of growing at least they are friends, and can part as friends if they so desire.
HAPPINESS AND MARRIAGEELIZABETH (JONES) TOWNE
The humor of musical comedy grows more robust as the season wanes.
PIECES OF HATEHEYWOOD BROUN
The blood crawls in the veins, the heart checks, the nerves shrink and wither—man, your life wanes thin and faint.
THE THING FROM THE LAKEELEANOR M. INGRAM
And so, with the rise and dip of the seasons, the European element waxes as the English wanes, in a kind of solstitial see-saw.
A MIDSUMMER DRIVE THROUGH THE PYRENEESEDWIN ASA DIX
"Messer Gonzaga's courage seems of a quality that wanes as the need for it increases," said Valentina.
LOVE-AT-ARMSRAPHAEL SABATINI
SYNONYM OF THE DAY
OCTOBER 26, 1985
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