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drop away

(intransitive, adverb) to fall or go away gradually
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  • After a decent interval they began to drop away, one by one, from the group.

    The Highgrader William MacLeod Raine
  • I was afraid to open the throttle anywhere, lest she break and drop away.

    Child and Country Will Levington Comfort
  • The matter had come up by accident, and would now, probably, drop away.

    The Bertrams

    Anthony Trollope
  • Then he turned and headed for the phone, and ten years seemed to drop away from him.

    Subversive Dallas McCord Reynolds
  • The little clouds of it seem to drop away from us like lead; but that must be because of our speed.

    Pharaoh's Broker Ellsworth Douglass
  • One after another they began to drop away, and go over to Henry's side.

    A History of England

    Charles Oman
  • The provinces will drop away, like threaded pearls when the string is broken.

    The Fair God Lew Wallace
  • These banners will bang there till they drop away in tatters.

  • The ship began to yaw, to drop away toward the planet below them.

    Planet of the Gods Robert Moore Williams
  • Do not let a single one who has ever been with you fade and drop away.

    Woman Magdeleine Marx

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