ebb and flow


used to describe something that changes in a regular and repeated way
the ebb and flow of fashion
the ebb and flow of human history

Examples of ebb and flow in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The restless motion of the natural world is certainly captured in the English title’s reference to an ocean’s ebb and flow. Jessica Kiang, Variety, 18 May 2024 And at the Hampton, six miles from the airport, that's upended the ebb and flow. Alina Selyukh, NPR, 13 May 2024 Dockworkers were some of world trade’s first gig workers and largely still operate like that today — jobs ebb and flow along with the clip of port traffic. Petula Dvorak, Washington Post, 8 Apr. 2024 Economic cycles, of course, ebb and flow and construction may rebound. Andrew Khouri, Los Angeles Times, 2 Apr. 2024 My experience suggests that short-term price movements are often driven by the ebb and flow of investor sentiment in these companies, rather than the intrinsic value of successful business. Steve Booren, The Denver Post, 21 Jan. 2024 Relationships with your adult children can ebb and flow over time. Bea Lewis, Sun Sentinel, 11 Jan. 2024 Monetization shifts, platform algorithms, advertising challenges, and the ebb and flow of patronage — all these converging factors have led to many closures in the industry. Todd Spangler, Variety, 6 Mar. 2024 To wit: a dress of iridescent watery abstraction that contains its own in ebb and flow, displayed next to delicate pen and ink illustrations of an octopus by the 19th-century French naturalist Charles-Alexandre Lesueur. Vanessa Friedman, New York Times, 23 Jan. 2024

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“Ebb and flow.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ebb%20and%20flow. Accessed 27 May. 2024.

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