fizzle out

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v fizzle out end weakly "The music just petered out--there was no proper ending"
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Usage

In literature:

They tried to once, but it fizzled out, and nobody really cares.
"The Riddle of the Sands" by Erskine Childers
I was certain that would fizzle out before real harm could come of it.
"Lady Bridget in the Never-Never Land" by Rosa Praed
It seems to me that whatever we do seems all right at first, and then fizzles out.
"What Might Have Been Expected" by Frank R. Stockton
Joe said Nat intimated that he was going to make the affair turn out a fizzle.
"Dave Porter at Star Ranch" by Edward Stratemeyer
But it turned out a fizzle, Frank.
"The Saddle Boys of the Rockies" by James Carson
But the visit to de Courtois fizzled out unexpectedly.
"One Wonderful Night" by Louis Tracy
It wasn't just like the fellow said, because it fizzled out in a pasture.
"Roy Blakely, Pathfinder" by Percy Keese Fitzhugh
When it comes to the weather I never believe anything until it happens, and then, like as not it turns out a fizzle.
"Chums of the Camp Fire" by Lawrence J. Leslie
And if it fizzles out you've lost all chance of coming back for a second try.
"Cubs of the Wolf" by Raymond F. Jones
Then the fiery darts fizzle out, and the points drop off them.
"Expositions of Holy Scripture" by Alexander Maclaren
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In news:

Santa Ana's downtown tax district may fizzle out .
Law & Apple: Summer Blockbusters Starring Motorola and Samsung Fizzle Out .
City Council, don't let West Dallas momentum fizzle out .
As time in a brief 30-day Legislative Session ticks away, will these measures fizzle out.
Flooding fears fizzled out Thursday despite rain along Highway 24 in the Waldo Canyon burn scar area.
Dwight Howard, Steve Nash and the new-look Lakers fizzle in regular-season debut, a stunning 99-91 loss to Mavericks that brings out the boo birds at Staples.
The forecast two months ago that indicated the return of El Niño , which produces precipitation and more moderate temperatures, washed away as meteorologists and other weather experts said the phenomenon has fizzled out.
NEW YORK — Stocks ended Wednesday's session little-changed after a rally prompted by the Federal Reserve's latest economic-stimulus program fizzled out.
Stocks ended Wednesdays session little-changed after a rally prompted by the Federal Reserves latest economic-stimulus program fizzled out.
NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks ended the day little changed Wednesday after a rally prompted by the Federal Reserve's latest economic stimulus program fizzled out.
NEW YORK — Stocks ended the day little changed Wednesday after a rally prompted by the Federal Reserve 's latest economic stimulus program fizzled out.
Focus Strong Asia BD gains may fizzle out as supply improves.
Law & Apple: Summer Blockbusters Starring Motorola and Samsung Fizzle Out.
Storm fizzles out over Texas, Mexico.
Some scams quickly fizzle out, while others plague consumers year-round.
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