“It took months for this initial trauma to ebb, years for my psyche to regain its equilibrium,” Sullivan writes.
Recall fever seemed to ebb after a series of state legislative recall elections.
Perhaps this accounts for the ebb and flow of her popularity.
But Shrier noted that undergarment trends tend to “ebb and flow.”
Analyzing the ebb and flow of the race, Howie said Weiland has positive momentum but Rounds is collapsing.
Three or four days afterwards Columbine dropped down stream on the ebb.
He acquired a general knowledge of the ebb and flow of popular stocks.
He saw the poor man no more; the body was found, a fortnight after, at the ebb, on the Ploc-ard side of the head of Loch Ewe.
And again and again fell the word, like the ebb of a dying sea.
The blood mounted to her face, to ebb again upon the instant, leaving it paler than it had been.
Old English ebba "ebb, low tide," perhaps from Proto-Germanic *abjon (cf. Old Frisian ebba, Old Saxon ebbiunga, Middle Dutch ebbe, Dutch eb, German Ebbe), from *ab-, from PIE root *apo- "off, away" (see apo-). Figurative sense of "decline, decay" is c.1400.
Old English ebbian, from the root of ebb (n.). Related: Ebbed; ebbing.