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Sample sentences for the GRE study word wane

wane can be used as a verb
wane can be used as a noun

1.The moon was on the wane each night there was a longer interval of darkness. - from The Time Machine by H. G. (Herbert George) Wells
2.dry The greate townes see we wane and wend. - from The Canterbury Tales by Geoffrey Chaucer
3.care Under the moone, that may wane and wax. - from The Canterbury Tales by Geoffrey Chaucer
4.As fast as thou shalt wane so fast thou grow'st. - from The Complete Works of William Shakespeare by William Shakespeare
5.in the wane but yet, in courtesy, in all reason, we must sta. - from The Complete Works of William Shakespeare by William Shakespeare
6."I have sat before the dense coal fire and watched it all aglow, full of its tormented flaming life and I have seen it wane at last, down, down, to dumbest dust. - from Moby Dick; or The Whale by Herman Melville
7.seated With smalle houndes all about her feet, And underneath her feet she had a moon, Waxing it was, and shoulde wane soon. - from The Canterbury Tales by Geoffrey Chaucer
8.variable And undiscreet, and changing as a vane, Delighting ev'r in rumour that is new, For like the moon so waxe ye and wane Aye full of clapping, dear enough a jane. - from The Canterbury Tales by Geoffrey Chaucer
9.squeeze, struggle Every tiding straight to Fame And she gan give to each his name After her disposition, And gave them eke duration, Some to wax and wane soon, As doth the faire white moon And let them go. - from The Canterbury Tales by Geoffrey Chaucer
10.Every month as it wanes brings you nearer to something dreadful. - from The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde
11.Sleep came not near my couch--while the hours waned and waned away. - from The Works of Edgar Allan Poe by Edgar Allan Poe
12.My waned state for Henry's regal crown. - from The Complete Works of William Shakespeare by William Shakespeare
13.And the man trembled in the solitude--but the night waned and he sat upon the rock. - from The Works of Edgar Allan Poe by Edgar Allan Poe
14.This old moon wanes She lingers my desires. - from The Complete Works of William Shakespeare by William Shakespeare
15.The flesh waned from his thighs and cheeks. - from Siddhartha by Herman Hesse
16."'Well for our northern friend, Dame Isabella's Inquisition wanes in Lima,' laughed Don Sebastian. - from Moby Dick; or The Whale by Herman Melville
17.TUESDAY afternoon came, and waned to the twilight. - from The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, Complete by Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)
18.Vronsky noticed that Betsy's enthusiasm waned when she learned that no divorce had as yet taken place. - from Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy

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