Definition of Ebbing

1. Noun. A gradual decline (in size or strength or power or number).

Exact synonyms: Ebb, Wane
Generic synonyms: Decline, Diminution
Derivative terms: Ebb, Ebb, Wane, Wane



Definition of Ebbing

1. Verb. (present participle of ebb) ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Ebbing

1. ebb [v] - See also: ebb

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Ebbing

ebb
ebb and flow
ebb away
ebb down
ebb off
ebb out
ebb tide
ebb tides
ebbed
ebber
ebberman
ebbermen
ebbest
ebbet
ebbets
ebbing (current term)
ebbless
ebbs
ebbs and flows
ebbtide
ebbtides
ebene
ebenezer
ebenezers
ebeniste
ebenistes
ebionise
ebionised
ebionises
ebionism

Literary usage of Ebbing

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man by James Joyce (1916)
"His own consciousness of language was ebbing from bis brain and trickling into the very words themselves which set to band and disband themselves in wayward ..."

2. Transactions of the Cumberland & Westmorland Antiquarian & Archeological Society by Cumberland and Westmorland Antiquarian and Archaeological Society, James Simpson, Richard Saul Ferguson, William Gershom Collingwood (1905)
"The Reason of the Seas ebbing and Flowing; and the Nature and Causes of Noah's Flood. The End and Design of that constant and regular Motion of the Seas, ..."

3. The Voyage of the Beagle by Charles Darwin (1909)
"CHAPTER XX KEELING ISLAND:—CORAL FORMATIONS Keeling Island—Singular appearance—Scanty Flora—Transport of Seeds—Birds and Insects—ebbing and flowing ..."

4. The Natural History of Pliny by Pliny, John Bostock, Henry Thomas Riley (1893)
"(97 ) CONCERNING THE CAUSE OP THE PLOWING AND ebbing OP THE SEA. Much has been said about the nature of waters; but the most wonderful circumstance is the ..."

5. The Harvard Classics by Charles William Eliot (1909)
"CHAPTER XX KEELING ISLAND:—CORAL FORMATIONS Keeling Island—Singular appearance—Scanty Flora—Transport of Seeds—Birds and Insects—ebbing and flowing ..."

6. Letters of George Meredith by George Meredith (1912)
"the Saviour that I have ever seen. I dare say you know it. Curious to see the ebbing of the ... ebbing ..."

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