Usage examples for ebb

  1. The undisturbed boatman, without removing the pipe from his mouth, pointed to the bubbles on the water which were already floating outward, a certain evidence that the tide was on the ebb. – The Water-Witch or, The Skimmer of the Seas by James Fenimore Cooper
  2. Yet when he had in this manner got money, he was so ready to throw it away on women and at play, that in a short space his pocket was at as low an ebb as ever. – Lives Of The Most Remarkable Criminals Who have been Condemned and Executed for Murder, the Highway, Housebreaking, Street Robberies, Coining or other offences by Arthur L. Hayward
  3. Truly men say that once a mighty water swept over the dark earth, but by the craft of Zeus an ebb suddenly drew off the flood. – The Extant Odes of Pindar by Pindar
  4. He at first thought, when his joy began to ebb in February or March, that it would rise again, and that he would see matters in a different light; but the spring was here, and the tide had not turned. – The Revolution in Tanner's Lane by Mark Rutherford
  5. To take things easy, not to fight against the ebb and flow of life, but to give way to it- that was what was needed. – The Garden Party by Katherine Mansfield
  6. That name is the ebb and flow of my heart's blood. – The Grey Cloak by Harold MacGrath
  7. If we wait for the ebb we'll not get out before daylight. – The Golden Rock by Ernest Glanville
  8. The Liverpool ship was out of sight, and six or seven sails were turning down with the ebb, under every stitch of canvass that would draw. – Recollections of Europe by J. Fenimore Cooper
  9. But his gigantic tasks ran his strength to ebb tide, and then it was seen that the tide was running out. – Quiet Talks on the Crowned Christ of Revelation by S. D. Gordon
  10. Sometimes they are " flush of cash," at other times reduced to a low enough ebb. – The Lifeboat by R.M. Ballantyne
  11. The ancients knew this, and when the river- on which, as we know only too well, the weal or woe of this land solely depends- refused to rise, and its low ebb brought evils of many kinds upon its banks, they offered in sacrifice the thing they deemed most noble of all the earth has to show a pure and beautiful maiden. – The Complete Historical Romances of Georg Ebers by Georg Ebers
  12. If you were to see me you would be astonished to see the work of the past summer; but all these improvements will ebb away with the sun- while I am assured of permanent good if I leave England. – The Letters of Elizabeth Barrett Browning (1 of 2) by Frederic G. Kenyon
  13. She drew back her head, but ere she could shape her mind to retreat from the window, the solid gloom hurled itself thundering past, and she stood trembling and lonely, with the ebb of Ruber's paces in her ears- and in her hand a letter. – Paul Faber, Surgeon by George MacDonald
  14. The tide of flood sets to the north, and the ebb to the south. – A General History and Collection of Voyages and Travels, Volume 16 by Robert Kerr
  15. The ebb runs nine hours to the east, and the flood three hours to the west, but at times, the flood has been observed to run five hours: it flows in this bay at seven hours and an half, full and change, and rises seven feet perpendicular. – An Historical Journal of the Transactions at Port Jackson and Norfolk Island by John Hunter
  16. His veins were opened, and, without a word of self- pity, Vestinus allowed his life to ebb away in the bath. – Roman Society from Nero to Marcus Aurelius by Samuel Dill
  17. Except in the slack of the ebb it were madness to make the attempt. – The Unknown Sea by Clemence Housman