Over the years, with every attack, the public mood has ebbed from outrage to a feeling of resignation and helplessness.
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 anger had ebbed from Dan's brain, although his attitude had not relaxed.
It was a shock to the girl to find how far emotion had ebbed in others.
The ebbed waters lay beyond, very far away, across this plain of slimy weed, of a black and shining olive green.
Last night's tide had flowed and ebbed, and the dwellings of men were not submerged.
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.