The fate of many anti-poverty programs has ebbed and flowed ever since.
This notion of American opportunity has ebbed and flowed, but generally gained ground well into the 1960s and 1970s.
The wave of enthusiasm that swept Barack Obama into office in 2008 has ebbed.
Isaacs shows how positive and negative ideas about the country have ebbed and flowed for generations.
The crowds who showed up long after the excitement had ebbed were not driven there by ideology.
The anger had ebbed from Dan's brain, although his attitude had not relaxed.
Last night's tide had flowed and ebbed, and the dwellings of men were not submerged.
The ebbed waters lay beyond, very far away, across this plain of slimy weed, of a black and shining olive green.
His anger had ebbed, his fury had dashed itself against a rock.
Many tides had ebbed and flowed, when, in the quiet of the night, Ho-wori heaved a deep sigh.
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.