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ebb

a. the flowing back of the tide from high to low water or the period in which this takes place
b. (as modifier): the ebb tide
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Enrollments in chemical engineering are also at a low ebb, so just being a newly minted chemical engineering department (and one out of nearly 160 nationally) may not be all that is required.
They use interviews with company executives, especially in the high-tech field, to make a case that options really do make a difference in attracting and -- especially in recent years -- retaining key employees when a company's fortunes are at a low ebb. Of course, that may mean repricing options when the stock has fallen dramatically, never an easy sell to outside investors.
Still, Shumway is seeing fewer fire sales than during previous times when the economy was at a low ebb. Less expensive homes in the $300,000 to half-million-dollar range are selling quickly.