ebb tide

noun

Definition of ebb tide

1 : the tide while ebbing or at ebb
2 : a period or state of decline

Examples of ebb tide in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web For our society, the Covid-19 pandemic represents an ebb tide of historic proportions, one that is laying bare vulnerabilities and inequities that in normal times have gone undiscovered. Michael Pollan, The New York Review of Books, 11 June 2020 The ebbing tides of winter layoffs cut O’Donnell loose from Angeline. Craig Laban, Philly.com, 6 July 2018 While the ocean forecast is good, there is a 10-foot swing in the ebbing tide (starts late morning) and that makes for treacherous bar crossings in the best weather. Bill Monroe, OregonLive.com, 29 Dec. 2017

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First Known Use of ebb tide

1782, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Ebb tide.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ebb%20tide. Accessed 12 Aug. 2022.

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