drop away

  1. (intr, adverb) to fall or go away gradually

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How to use drop away in a sentence

  • After a decent interval they began to drop away, one by one, from the group.

    The Highgrader | William MacLeod Raine
  • 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
  • Not to exceed four days, and that you may drop away any hour,—that an artery may slough at any moment which you cannot survive.

  • The order was obeyed and the earth seemed to drop away slowly beneath us as the balloon rose and drifted away before the wind.

  • The men in the caboose wave good-by to the fireman and engineer as they drop away.

    Careers of Danger and Daring | Cleveland Moffett