What is another word for ebbs?

Pronunciation: [ˈɛbz] (IPA)

"Ebbs" is a versatile word that describes a gradual decrease in intensity or strength of something. Some of the synonyms that can be used to replace "ebbs" in a sentence include decline, subsidence, wane, diminish, dwindle, recede, abate, relax, and taper off. Each of these synonyms conveys a different degree or type of decrease, allowing writers and speakers to more accurately express their intended meaning. For example, "The sun's intensity gradually ebbs as it sets" could be rewritten as "The sun's brightness declines as it sets" or "The sun's heat relaxes as it sets." The right synonym for "ebbs" depends on the context and desired effect of the sentence or phrase.

Usage examples for Ebbs

The flood-tide of life rises to its height, and after remaining there some time, gradually ebbs.
"Wild Life in a Southern County"
Richard Jefferies
Immovably and silently he stands Placed where the confused current ebbs and flows; Past fathomless dark depths that he commands A shallow generation drifting goes....
"Poems"
Rainer Maria Rilke
Public opinion flows and ebbs like the tide of the sea.
"First Fam'lies of the Sierras"
Joaquin Miller

Famous quotes with Ebbs

  • That's one wonderful thing about country music - it shifts, ebbs, and flows stylistically, unlike pop music.
    Steven Curtis Chapman
  • Make haste! The tide of Fortune soon ebbs.
    Silius Italicus
  • It's hard to know really how it's going to happen, but the career ebbs and flows and now there's a nicer feeling of interest than there has been at other times.
    Gretchen Mol
  • I'm older. There's some sort of seniority. As a matter of fact, the seniority ebbs as you get older.
    Meryl Streep
  • Life is never static, and that's what I find most beautiful. It is beautiful, because of its ups and downs, twists and bends, roundabouts and straight roads, and ebbs and flows in general. Nothing is permanent, and only constant is the constant change. "Even this shall pass" is the mantra and a constant reminder for us, on every occasion when we feel excited with life's flows, and also in the darkest moments when we feel down and out with life's ebbs. The disappointments, betrayals, feelings of helplessness, being alone, all these will be ebbing away, as the life goes on. It's amazing how life can be so kind and good, and at the same time so bitter and cold....and yet everything shall pass. So enjoy today, and live this moment to the fullest, enjoying life's ebbs and flows.
    Deodatta V. Shenai-Khatkhate

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