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From Middle English fade, vad, vade (“faded, pale, withered, weak”), from Middle Dutch vade (“weak, faint, limp”), from Old French fade (“weak, witless”), of obscure origin. Probably from Vulgar Latin *fatidus, from Latin fatuus (“insipid”).
- (intransitive) To become faded; to grow weak; to lose strength; to decay; to perish gradually; to wither, as a plant.
- (intransitive) To lose freshness, color, or brightness; to become faint in hue or tint; hence, to be wanting in color.
- 1963, Margery Allingham, chapter 1, The China Governess:
- (intransitive) To sink away; to disappear gradually; to grow dim; to vanish.
- The stars shall fade away.
- 1856: Gustave Flaubert, Madame Bovary, Part III Chapter XI, translated by Eleanor Marx-Aveling
- A strange thing was that Bovary, while continually thinking of Emma, was forgetting her. He grew desperate as he felt this image fading from his memory in spite of all efforts to retain it. Yet every night he dreamt of her; it was always the same dream. He drew near her, but when he was about to clasp her she fell into decay in his arms.
- (transitive) To cause to fade.
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消えうせる. - 研究社 新英和中辞典
The fairest flowers soonest fade.
佳人薄命 - 英語ことわざ教訓辞典
Won't fade easily
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