Trust in European institutions has waned across the continent.
The German infatuation with Atatürk and Turkey waned after the Beerhall Putsch.
Its prestige (if not its income) waxed and waned as Thatcherism died and the Blair era arrived.
On the other side, there are scores of Republicans whose boundless enthusiasm for war has waned considerably.
Jess: I wonder how much of this has to do with the fact that feminism as a "movement" has waned.
Thereafter, for a while it waned only to flame again under Diocletian.
"Now we ought to see the burgomaster," said Rob, as the afternoon waned.
Its message was the same, but the valiant confidence had waned, and a note of wildness took its place.
The evening waned, but it brought no sign of any of the missing three.
During the closing ten years his powers had waned, but still they were extraordinary.
Old English wanian "make or become smaller gradually," from Proto-Germanic *wanojanan (cf. Old Saxon wanon, Old Norse vana, Old Frisian wania, Middle Dutch waenen, Old High German wanon "to wane, to grow less"), from *wano- "lacking," from PIE *we-no-, from root *eue- "to leave, abandon, give out" (see vain). Related: Waned; waning; wanes.