Well, the 'never' part appears to be fading in Greece and perhaps beyond.
In recent years the celebrity sex tape has become a standard way for the fading D-List stars to cash in on a 16th minute.
But dreams that Illinois could help propel the party back to power in the U.S. House are fading.
early 14c., "lose brightness, grow pale," from Old French fader "become weak, wilt, wither," from adj. fade "pale, weak, insipid" (12c.), probably from Vulgar Latin *fatidus, some sort of blending of Latin fatuus "silly, tasteless" + vapidus "flat, flavorless." Related: Faded; fading. As a noun, from c.1300.