The afternoon was wearing away, and they did not appear.
That day wore away without bringing the least change to the situation.
The afternoon wore away, however, and he did not appear.
He realized then that his own nerves were wearing away.
With luck, they would wear away as time went on.
And now even the hills had changed, worn away by the weight of years.
An old man has been worn away and is now grey with age.
They had long ago been worn away by time and the moisture in the air.
"Do you feel the way the floor is worn away under your feet?"
But time has a way of wearing away at such vows.