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gnawing

verb
present participle of gnaw

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to consume or wear away gradually
  • time has gnawed that author's reputation to the point where he rates little more than a footnote

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“Gnawing.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/gnawing. Accessed 25 Jan. 2021.

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