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  1. ebb and flow(Noun)

    The flowing out and in of the tide.

  2. ebb and flow(Noun)

    A large flowing out and in.

  3. ebb and flow(Verb)

    To alternately ebb and flow.


  1. Ebb and flow

    Ebb and flow is the movement of water, often in relation to natural tides. The term is also commonly used metaphorically.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of ebb and flow in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of ebb and flow in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Yunmen Wenyan:

    Men of immeasurable greatness are tossed about in the ebb and flow of words.

  2. Paul Dergarabedian:

    Disney has done a very good job of keeping the ebb and flow of their marketing and information at just the right pace.

  3. Kevin Counihan:

    Things change, there is a natural ebb and flow to this business. You see this in start-ups in all industries, and it’s also true in health care.

  4. Kira Wampler:

    Sometimes it is going to ebb and flow in different ways, and sometimes you are going to flow very heavily around work, because you are getting ready to relaunch the brand and try to hit these huge milestones for a startup within two months of joining, and other times, it is end of the school year and there is the recital and the school play and da-da-da and those things are important, too.

  5. Charles Baudelaire:

    For the perfect idler, for the passionate observer it becomes an immense source of enjoyment to establish his dwelling in the throng, in the ebb and flow, the bustle, the fleeting and the infinite. To be away from home and yet to feel at home anywhere; to see the world, to be at the very center of the world, and yet to be unseen of the world, such are some of the minor pleasures of those independent, intense and impartial spirits, who do not lend themselves easily to linguistic definitions. The observer is a prince enjoying his incognito wherever he goes.

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