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Our passion has waned over the years, but our love has grown.
  a gradual decline (in size or strength or power or number) — especially the part of the moon that is visible
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Strongly Associated with:   wax
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  • Our passion has waned over the years, but our love has grown.
  • The moon was waning, but I could still see the trail.
  • As time passed, interest waned and only the companies being regulated paid attention to what was happening.
  • "We thought about marriage," she said. "How can you not when you live together for four years? But you know what? Over time, passion wanes, differences don’t."
    Amy Tan  --  The Bonesetter’s Daughter

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  • Fewer tears had been shed because the intensity of the feeling between us had waned.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  Dear John
  • Piper tried to respond, but her confidence started to wane.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Lost Hero
  • His excitement waned a little.
    James Dashner  --  The Maze Runner
  • So the bulk of the earning came from our garage-door business, and that income waxed and waned with the seasons.
    Todd Burpo  --  Heaven Is for Real
  • He could see the white town of Salinas far out in the flat and the flash of its windows under the waning sun.
    John Steinbeck  --  The Red Pony
  • And so, as July wanes on, I am forced from my attic bedroom to a cot on the screened back porch.
    Kathryn Stockett  --  The Help

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  • I watched the early traffic rolling into the city’s waning lights.
    Alex Flinn  --  Beastly
  • But as the day waned, Sylvia still watched the young man with loving admiration.
    Sarah Jewett  --  A White Heron
  • Allie was unable to recognize me at any time, and I admit my attention waned now and then, for most of my thoughts were of the day we had just spent.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  The Notebook
  • At last, to their right, the waning moon arose, and when it came up the wind died down, and the land was still.
    John Steinbeck  --  The Pearl
  • ...for the night is waning away
    Edgar Allan Poe  --  The Masque of the Red Death
  • In the waning light, Julie’s features took on a pale glow.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  The Guardian
  • It was dusk, and there were only a few minutes left of waning gray light.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  Message in a Bottle
  • The winds broke up the grey clouds, and a waning moon appeared above the hills between the flying rags.
    J.R.R. Tolkien  --  The Hobbit
  • Sleep came not near my couch—while the hours ... waned away.
    Edgar Allan Poe  --  The Fall of the House of Usher
  • All things wax and wane, even Nyx’s children, her vampyres.
    P.C. Cast & Kristin Cast  --  Marked
  • The pain continues to wax and wane, but my legs and feet have gone numb from the cold.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  The Longest Ride
  • In the waning daylight, he kneels on the hard ground, pulls out the map, and points at our location with his flashlight.
    Rick Yancey  --  The 5th Wave
  • She knew his strength grew with each passing hour and every hour she delayed, her chances of success waned.
    Rick Yancey  --  The Infinite Sea
  • Horace’s initial excitement had already waned.
    Ransom Riggs  --  Hollow City
  • As I looked up at him my sense of exhilaration waned rapidly.
    Farley Mowat  --  Never Cry Wolf
  • "Expulsion repealed," the Chancellor said firmly and I felt Ambrose’s satisfaction flicker and wane beside me.
    Patrick Rothfuss  --  The Name of the Wind
  • I, Franklin Hata, retired supplier of home medical goods, expatriate and war veteran and now suburban lap swimmer nonpareil, can operate only provisionally at present, even in the wane of my life.
    Chang-rae Lee  --  A Gesture Life
  • The intensity of her insanity waxes and wanes with no predictable schedule or trigger.
    Susan Ee  --  Angelfall
  • In the waning light I can see a river curling gently around that seems to cup the city, serving as the border to the east, south and west, and to the north lie hills and trees.
    Pittacus Lore  --  I Am Number Four
  • I watched the sun wane in the winter sky and I thought about my chariot, my poor horses stuck in their stables with no one to take them out for a ride.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Trials of Apollo
  • The intent look in his eyes, even in the waning light, warned her of what was coming.
    Elizabeth George Speare  --  The Witch of Blackbird Pond
  • And in the fireplace itself, in a black pan set on a high wire rack, peanuts roasted over the hickory fire as the waning light of day swiftly deepened into a fine velvet night speckled with white forerunners of a coming snow, and the warm sound of husky voices and rising laughter mingled in tales of sorrow and happiness of days past but not forgotten.
    Mildred D. Taylor  --  Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry
  • After fifteen seconds or so, his strength began to wane.
    Scott Pratt  --  An Innocent Client
  • They are sitting in the red wingback chairs in the living room in the waning light of late afternoon.
    Christina Baker Kline  --  Orphan Train
  • I caught the sled as it went by and I think I tried to wane at him as we left in the dark.
    Gary Paulsen  --  Woodsong
  • The walls could fall away, even the whole city, and the brightness of that feeling would not wane.
    Anthony Doerr  --  All the Light We Cannot See
  • This was chilling news to southerners who had counted on a waning of the northern will to fight.
    James M. McPherson  --  What They Fought For - 1861-1865
  • The minutes dragged by, and the conversation waned.
    Alexandra Bracken  --  The Darkest Minds
  • He had become quite drunk and his speech was . a little slurred, the freckled indoor face sad and haggard in the waning light.
    William Styron  --  Sophie’s Choice
  • There’s a kind of hush and lassitude until that first snow, with the light waning and the last moose-maple leaves dangling from the branches like seaweed.
    Margaret Atwood  --  Cat’s Eye
  • "But I took the draft again, at the waning o’ the moon, and then it started."
    Diana Gabaldon  --  Outlander
  • Consequently, the enthusiastic welcome of my teachers soon began to wane into resignation and a sort of vague, impersonal regret.
    Donna Tartt  --  The Goldfinch
  • Not even birdsong breaks the silence, and overhead, the sky darkens, but not from the waning afternoon light.
    Victoria Aveyard  --  Red Queen
  • How many times has the moon waxed and waned since he last shared your bed?
    Nora Roberts  --  Dark Witch
  • In the waning moonlight I saw Jem swing his feet to the floor.
    Harper Lee  --  To Kill a Mockingbird
  • But when the Cold War ended, financial and political support from Washington waned.
    Warren St. John  --  Outcasts United
  • The fall waned and another Christmas approached, and Phil’s family received none of them.
    Laura Hillenbrand  --  Unbroken
  • But the moon was waning, not waxing, and it wasn’t the Change making him feel like crawling out of his skin.
    Cassandra Clare  --  City of Lost Souls
  • On the way back, Aziza’s high-spirited fa9ade waned the closer they got to the orphanage.
    Khaled Hosseini  --  A Thousand Splendid Suns
  • Now that the sun was on the wane some of its impact was gone, and while the air was hot, the hammering rays were weaker.
    John Steinbeck  --  The Grapes of Wrath
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