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Below you will find the definition of wane, followed by 44 sample sentences (from real sources), gradually increasing in length.
(verb) - become smaller
EXAMPLES - Wane in a Sentence
- The risk for storms will wane after around 10 p.m.. (source)
- Shvat Affective Disorder is on the wane, which is good. (source)
- True, civilian-military relations had already been on the wane. (source)
- Ltd. So when might this long-running small-cap rally ultimately wane? (source)
- But I'm afraid that our attention to this as an ongoing crisis will wane. (source)
- There are many reasons for Americans 'trust in government to wax and wane. (source)
- But they warn that consumption may wane once the programs end later this year. (source)
- "wane" in student political enthusiasm on American college campuses this off-year cycle. (source)
- Innovation is clearly on the wane in the U.S. but this can't be blamed on the education system. (source)
- Nine days after the devastating earthquake that rocked Haiti, media attention is beginning to wane. (source)
- On the wane are the heavy borrowing and complex securities that financiers embraced in recent years. (source)
- Reliance alone on a government funded affordable housing program will wax and wane with each election. (source)
- Lampard and Ferdinand are among them, players who retain their class but whose powers may be on the wane. (source)
- Nick Clegg's Liberal Democrats had seen their green leadership "wane" at some points in the past year, said the report. (source)
- After, its office space was rented out to a number of different tenants, and over the years, its prestige began to wane. (source)
- Even the Liberal Democrats, traditionally strong on the environment, have seen their lead on green issues "wane" at points during the year. (source)
- Now that the well has been capped, interest is going to wane and perhaps the dedication that was there to do the science may not be there anymore. (source)
- Sweaty semi-naked yobs with southern cross tatts, flag capes and gang mentality: bigger prob, but hopefully on the wane from a couple of years ago. (source)
- And that the lobby can find a resurgence at a time when crime rates in the largest cities are spectacularly on the wane is another American paradox. (source)
- Now, we are expecting a few hours from now those winds to kind of wane off a little bit but we are expecting them to be picking back up for tomorrow. (source)
- The latest data to suggest the recession may be on the wane was the April payrolls report, which showed fewer jobs were lost last month than in March. (source)
- Copper is used in manufacturing everything from iPhones to cars to air conditioners, and demand for the metal tends to wane when factory activity slows. (source)
- Stone went on to make such pivotal historical dramas as "Platoon," "Born on the Fourth of July" and "JFK," but his interest in radical politics didn't wane. (source)
- The two sides have been in conflict for over two years and while the union has seen public support wane, BA's brand has been tarnished by negative publicity. (source)
- It means that the new renewables industries will increasingly have more economic and political clout and that the lobbying power of Big Hydro will steadily wane. (source)
- As their sexual potency and desire wane with age, it becomes more essential to them to engage in sexual expression to show that they are still in the competition. (source)
- Vampire novels will wane in popularity, supplanted by books about some other group of social outsiders whose tragic appeal captures the reading public's imagination. (source)
- Brigadier General RALPH BAKER (U.S. Army): The longer we have gone without seating a government, we see the level of confidence starting to wane amongst the citizens. (source)
- The world's sympathy toward quake-hit Japan won't last forever, he said, as concerns over the nation's economic prospects slowly wane as reconstruction efforts accelerate. (source)
- The only population that we worry about a little bit more in terms of that immunity waning, are frail elderly, where the vaccine immunity may wane within a couple of months. (source)
- Indeed, the moment a candidate attracts enough support from Tea Party movement followers to become the nominee has been the very point at which their fortunes have started to wane. (source)
- The smartphone segment is growing at a rapid pace this year as sales of traditional cellphones wane, and this has drawn many companies, including Asian phone makers like HTC, into the fray. (source)
- Commodities reacted with enthusiasm to China's decision to loosem its yuan peg against the dollar, but this fervor is likely to wane, analysts say, leaving the markets at risk of a correction. (source)
- Like "Salt," the Tom Cruise action-comedy "Knight and Day" is also likely to show how strong audience demand remains for films built around A-list movie stars, whose drawing power appears to be on the wane. (source)
- But economists said these pressures are set to wane in coming months following a sharp fall in oil and other commodities prices this week, as well as manufacturing surveys that have shown weaker price rises. (source)
- The Bay Area startup ethos that calls for millions in venture funding and a giant business built in three to five years may be on the wane as the venture world faces its own tectonic shifts (see video below). (source)
- With confidence in the UK's recovery now severely under pressure and sentiment likely to wane, gilts may well continue to attract support on a journey of a flight to quality, conceivably dragging down yield to record lows. (source)
- Corp., the largest mortgage insurer in the U.S., sounded a cautious note after recording its first profitable quarter in nearly three years, warning investors the positive trends that fueled the company's latest result could wane in coming months. (source)
- Not only is there substantial backing still for the Tory economic programme although that may wane as the real cuts begin to bite but Ed Miliband's personal support is, in some polls, worse than Iain Duncan Smith's at the same point in his leadership. (source)
- He predicted the race would now be "a war of attrition from this point" between Romney and Gingrich, with Santorum, short of money, on the wane and Paul still in as "a wild card".1.06pm: Poll news: A Rasmussun survey out today puts Gingrich ahead for the first time here in South Carolina. (source)
- The practice of field-testing product purity by opening the suitcase, pulling a switchblade, and then roughly slicing open one of the plastic-covered bundles of white powder and tasting the end of the knife is now said to be on the wane because of declining sales brought on by the recession. (source)
- Almost as unsettling as Paul Kennedy's thesis that American power is on the wane is his failure to point out that the Keynesian spending policies and socialist priorities of the "rather wonderful, charismatic and highly intelligent" fellow who just became President will almost certainly hasten any decline. (source)
- Demand for this round of debt supply, including $44 billion in two-year notes and $42 billion in five-year notes, was weaker than in recent sales, underlining some concern that appetite for government debt could wane given the onslaught of debt supply to fund the high level of budget deficit and fiscal stimulus to revitalize the economy. (source)
- However, if the broader appeal of conservative sexual morality emblazoned on the evangelical banner continues to wane as it is likely to do because of generational succession, the evangelical movement may face a dilemma familiar to American evangelicals a century ago, a dilemma encapsulated in the differences between fundamentalism and neo-evangelicalism over how much to accommodate religious views to modernity. (source)
The average Flesch reading-ease score of the 44 example sentences provided below is 51.0, which suggests that "wane" is a fairly difficult word that is likely understood by a majority of individuals with an undergraduate degree, and may be found in ocassionaly in news articles or other forms of literature.
We have 32 synonyms for wane.
abate, atrophy, decline, decrease, die away, die down, die out, dim, draw to a close, drop, dwindle, ease off, ebb, fade, fade away, fail, fall, fall short, let up, moderate, peter out, relent, shrink, sink, slack off, slacken, subside, taper off, waste away, weaken, wind down, wither
We have 15 antonyms for wane.
ascend, brighten, develop, enhance, enlarge, expand, extend, go up, grow, increase, raise, reach, rise, strengthen, win
PRONUNCIATION & SYLLABIFICATION
View up to 25 definitions of wane from 5 different sources, as well as parts of speech.
from The American Heritage© Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- (verb-intransitive) To decrease gradually in size, amount, intensity, or degree; decline.
- (verb-intransitive) To exhibit a decreasing illuminated area from full moon to new moon.
- (verb-intransitive) To approach an end.
- (noun) The act or process of gradually declining or diminishing.
- (noun) A time or phase of gradual decrease.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- (noun) A gradual diminution in power, value, intensity etc.
- (noun) The lunar phase during which the sun seems to illuminate less of the moon as its sunlit area becomes less visible from Earth.
- (noun) The end of a period.
- (noun) A rounded corner caused by lack of wood, often showing bark.
- (verb) To progressively lose its splendor, value, ardor, power, intensity etc.; to decline.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- (verb-intransitive) To be diminished; to decrease; -- contrasted with
wax, and especially applied to the illuminated part of the moon.
- (verb-intransitive) To decline; to fail; to sink.
- (verb-transitive) To cause to decrease.
- (noun) The decrease of the illuminated part of the moon to the eye of a spectator.
- (noun) Decline; failure; diminution; decrease; declension.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- (None) To decrease; be diminished: applied particularly to the periodical lessening of the illuminated part of the moon: opposed to wax.
- (None) To decline; fail; sink; approach an end.
- (None) To cause to decrease: lessen.
- (noun) Periodic decrease of the illuminated part of the moon; period of decreasing illumination.
- (noun) Decline; failure; declension.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- (verb) become smaller
- (verb) grow smaller
- (noun) a gradual decline (in size or strength or power or number)
- (verb) decrease in phase