"You wished so much to see David," said his daughter to him as his life was ebbing away.
Although she was only about twenty-nine years of age, her life was ebbing away.
There was a dull aching in her heart in the voids left by the ebbing of her ecstatic happiness.
Because her savings were ebbing fast, and she had not yet been able to find employment.
Nobody resists; town-guards at once ground arms, and there is no soldier visible; soldiers all ebbing away, whitherward we guess.
The ebbing of the tide, or reflow of the waters, which have been pressed back.
His vitality seemed to be ebbing and his mind clouding before the problems that began to crowd in upon him.
For a time, they milled about, wading through the ebbing flood.
But it must be plain to thee that I am growing weaker; month by month, week by week, my strength is ebbing.
Their flat-bottomed boats were suitable to shallows and ebbing tides.
ebb O.E. ebba, perhaps from P.Gmc. *abjon, from *ab-, from PIE base *apo- "off, away" (see apo-). Figurative sense of "decline, decay" is c.1400. Related: Ebbed; ebbing.