he felt no inclination to recede from the agreement into which he had entered
Give yourself a little time to let the sadness recede and then make a decision.
People who were hanging on in the hope of benefiting from a cash injection of some kind have seen that possibility recede with the failure of these actions.
Public tumults and tragedies, even ones as dreadful as that of September 11, gradually recede into the past and become less emotionally fraught for all of us.
Bear in mind that little annoyances do not recede with time; they just become bigger annoyances.
She stood perfectly still, listening to his footsteps recede down the hall.
I heard her footsteps recede and threw back the blanket.
I heard her voice recede as her mouth moved farther from the phone.
I felt his fear recede , replaced instead by a calm, almost drunken stupor.
His hair was receding at the front and he had a high forehead.