One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A recurrent or rhythmical pattern of coming and going or decline and regrowth.
- ‘The entertainment in the game was its ebb and flow, not the quality of football.’
- ‘There have been specific tactical changes and an ebb and flow of activity.’
- ‘He is more generous with the conversational ebb and flow than he needs to be.’
- ‘I bought my drink, took it to an empty table and sat back to listen to the ebb and flow of conversation around me.’
- ‘It emerges from the ebb and flow of collective grievances and struggles for power.’
- ‘The ceaseless, restless ebb and flow of humanity makes up the shifting patterns of life in a city.’
- ‘Each day, I'll be posting the running totals for each decade, so that you can track the ebb and flow of their fortunes as the project runs on.’
- ‘It is the ebb and flow of workload, which is the normal professional control of the consulting engineer in the exercise of his duties.’
- ‘Football at all levels thrives on that ebb and flow of teams emerging as powers to take the place of those who have fallen by the wayside.’
- ‘The songs in turn reflect the cyclic patterns of ebb and flow found out there in the elements.’
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