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He also noted that Japan uses up to $6 million of taxpayer money each year to sustain the industry, even as public support wanes.

Perhaps he hopes to ingratiate himself with the Taliban as US and Western influence wanes.

The protection offered by the current vaccine also wanes more rapidly than researchers once thought.

Even when Americans are spurred to social action by a major disaster, interest wanes relatively quickly.

The moonlight wanes: the horizon again shows black against the sky, broken only by the fantastic silhouette of the Sphinx.

I have brought a lot of good books, and if their interest wanes have the whole circulating library to fall back on.

As they grow old their keenness wanes; they lose their bearings easily down below, and show bad judgment.

The day wanes, the shadows begin to deepen, revealing the flashes from cannon and musket.

When the bloom wanes, and is nearly overtopped by the leaves, the time has come that I find best for dividing and replanting.


On this page you'll find 47 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to wanes, such as: dim, abate, ebb, dwindle, subside, and atrophy.

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