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


It is very small now, but it is always steady; it never flickers or wanes.

It wanes fairly quickly—and perhaps can never be fully revived.

It is only real success that wanes, it is only solid things that melt.

Every month as it wanes brings you nearer to something dreadful.

Away it flew, but every year it comes as winter wanes, the Bluebird of the spring.

As the moon waxes, the power of the current wanes, and vice versa.

And now this sea-child is in its dotage, and it too dwindles and wanes century by century.

By the time it wanes I shall be gone, and my departure will pain her but very slightly.'

But the night wanes apace; to-morrow we must rise with the lark.

The music softens, wanes, and the dreams seem to die away too.