Synonyms for wane

Grammar : Verb
Spell : weyn
Phonetic Transcription : weɪn

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Définition of wane

Origin :
  • Old English wanian "make or become smaller gradually," from Proto-Germanic *wanojanan (cf. Old Saxon wanon, Old Norse vana, Old Frisian wania, Middle Dutch waenen, Old High German wanon "to wane, to grow less"), from *wano- "lacking," from PIE *we-no-, from root *eue- "to leave, abandon, give out" (see vain). Related: Waned; waning; wanes.
  • verb diminish, lessen
Example sentences :
  • Thirdly, we were to emphasise to the men that Turkish morale was on the wane.
  • Extract from : « With Manchesters in the East » by Gerald B. Hurst
  • Religion, true spiritual religion was on the wane in England.
  • Extract from : « Kent Knowles: Quahaug » by Joseph C. Lincoln
  • It had made him apprehensive, and he wondered if his influence over her was on the wane.
  • Extract from : « The Woman-Haters » by Joseph C. Lincoln
  • Perhaps not, said the voice, but if her love should wane how would you rekindle it?
  • Extract from : « The Fifth String   » by John Philip Sousa
  • And that both commercial nuns and Gorgeous Girls must be on the wane.
  • Extract from : « The Gorgeous Girl » by Nalbro Bartley
  • But popularity is an uncertain thing, and there is no telling how soon it may wane.
  • Extract from : « A Woman for Mayor » by Helen M. Winslow
  • Just now, at the wane of the day, I was singing in the drawing-room, with the windows open.
  • Extract from : « The Choice of Life » by Georgette Leblanc
  • When the moon is in her wane, he returns and examines his palmiste.
  • Extract from : « Chambers's Edinburgh Journal, No. 451 » by Various
  • And now the time arrives when the star of the Conquistador is to wane and set.
  • Extract from : « Mexico » by Charles Reginald Enock
  • It seems to wane at present, but it is only the decrease that precedes the new development.'
  • Extract from : « Tancred » by Benjamin Disraeli

Antonyms for wane

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