[ verb ] become less clearly visible or distinguishable; disappear gradually or seemingly
"The scene begins to fade" "The tree trunks are melting into the forest at dusk"
Used in print(Kenneth Scott Latourette, Christianity in a Revolutiona...)
As church membership burgeoned , such measures faded into desuetude .
[ verb ] disappear gradually; as of emotions, for example
"The pain eventually passed off"
Used in print(Brand Blanshard, "The Emotive Theory," Robert...)
And suppose that the circumstances have now so changed that the feeling with which we made the remark in_the_first_place has faded .
[ verb ] lose freshness, vigor, or vitality
"Her bloom was fading"
Used in print(John Cheever, "The Brigadier and the Golf Widow,"...)
Her hair was dyed , and her bloom was fading , and she must have been crowding forty , but she seemed to be one of those women who cling_to the manners and graces of a pretty child of eight .
Then he played nine imaginary holes of golf , choosing his handicap , his irons , his stance , his opponents , and his weather in_detail , but the green of the links seemed faded in the light of his business worries .(Frieda Arkin, "The Light of the Sea," in The...)
She looked at the girl speculatively from eyes which had paled with the years ; from the early evening lights of them which had first startled Izaak to look at her in an uncousinly way , they had faded to a near absence of color which had , possibly from her constant looking_at the water , something of the light of the sea in them .