die away

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die away (third-person singular simple present dies away, present participle dying away, simple past and past participle died away)

  1. (intransitive) To die gradually or slowly.
  2. (intransitive) To diminish; to cease gradually.
  3. (rare, obsolete, transitive) To cause to die; to do away with.
    • 1748, Samuel Richardson, Clarissa, VII.45:
      By little and little, in such a gradual sensible death […] God dies away in us, as I may say, all human satisfactions, in order to subdue his poor creatures to Himself.