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Ebb, vb. to flow back towards the sea: Lucr. 1569. Tp. V, 35. LLL IV, 3, 215. H4B V, 2, 131. Rom. III, 5, 134. Ant. II, 7, 24. Figuratively, == to decline, decay: “sorrow --s, being blown with wind of words,” Lucr. 1330. “to e. hereditary sloth instructs me,” Tp. II, 1, 222. “--ing men,” Tp. II, 1, 222 “the means do e.” As II, 7, 73. (your verse) “is shrewdly --ed,” Wint. V, 1, 102. “the fortune of us that are the moon's men doth e. and flow,” H4A I, 2, 36. “packs and sects of great ones, that e. and flow by the moon,” Lr. V, 3, 19. “ne'er e. to humble love,” Oth. III, 3, 458. “the --ed man,” Ant. I, 4, 43.
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