Tikibu: pronunciation dictionary with use examples

Word: ebbing
IPA transcription: ['ɛbɪŋ]
noun meaning of the word
  • Synonyms: ebb, ebbing, wane
    Meaning: a gradual decline (in size or strength or power or number)
Usage examples
  • For a few moments more I observed the dying man, whose life was ebbing little by little.
  • And, it blazed upon me, I might have died there by the sheer ebbing of my will--unavenged!
  • On to oblivion then! On, on, and do your part, ye burying, ebbing tide! On for your time, ye furious debouche!
  • He rose later each day and with ebbing vigour, jotted down notes and corrections upon the proofs of the Minority Report.
  • Who would ever have imagined, under this terrestrial crust, an ocean with ebbing and flowing tides, with winds and storms?"
  • And as each body spent out of its ebbing store Of strength and hope, I felt the forward thrust, At first so sure, Fail in its rhythm, Falter slow, And slower-- Hang an endless moment-- Till in a rush came fear-- Fear of the sea, that it might win again, Gathering one crew more, Making them pay in vain.