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Fade, 1) to lose the colour of life, to wither: they (the canker-blooms) “live unwooed and unrespected f.” Sonn. 54, 10. Mids. I, 1, 129. Rom. IV, 1, 99. “this is a man, old, wrinkled, --d,” Shr. IV, 5, 43.
2) to disappear or lose strength gradually, to fail, to vanish, to grow dim, to die: such day as after sunset “--th in the west,” Sonn. 73, 6. “like this unsubstantial pageant --d,” Tp. IV, 155. “some --ing glimmer,” Err. V, 315. “--ing in music,” Merch. III, 2, 45. “my --ing breath,” H6A II, 5, 61. “it --d on the crowing of the cock,” Hml. I, 1, 157. “rise and f.” Cymb. V, 4, 106.
3) to be perishable: “thy eternal summer shall not f.” Sonn. 18, 9. “all her --ing sweets,” 19, 7. “why so large cost dost thou upon thy --ing mansion spend?” 146, 6. “nothing of him that doth f. but doth suffer a sea-change,” Tp. I, 2, 399. “one --ing moment's mirth,” Gentl. I, 1, 30.
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