Definition of Ebb out
1. Verb. Flow back or recede. "The tides ebbed at noon"
Generic synonyms: Fall Back
Derivative terms: Ebb
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Ebb Out
ebb and flow
ebb out (current term)
ebbs and flows
Literary usage of Ebb out
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Reports of the Late John Smeaton, F.R.S., Made on Various Occasions, in the by John Smeaton (1837)
"... for example, to ebb out five or six feet the first day ; the second, to let it ebb out as low as the former; and after this, in the course of the recess ..."
2. Booklets by Sette of Odd Volumes (Book club) (1897)
"ebb out, ebb out, sad Old Year's tide ! Bitter-sweet memories bear away— Dirges of bright young hopes that died : Our ill-starred hopes of yesterday. ..."
3. Civil Engineer and Architect's Journal (1861)
"Notwithstanding the gentle velocity of the stream of ebb out of this estuary, with the duration of flood and ebb nearly alike—conditions under which it had ..."
4. The Writings of Mark Twain [pseud.] by Mark Twain, Charles Dudley Warner (1906)
"The color began to ebb out of his face. The countenances about him showed a growing interest; and some of them a heightened satisfaction. ..."
5. Report of the Annual Meeting (1857)
"... and consequently there will be a less quantity to ebb out ; and the scouring effect being thereby lessened, it will be rendered incapable of carrying ..."