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Every morning I leave, every evening I return

I'm always in the same place

Yet I never stand still

What am I?

Hint

Every time you look at me I wave

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    $\begingroup$ Just a note, but if your riddle has a "Not it" section, you should probably rewrite it so it offers only unique solution. $\endgroup$ – Zikato Apr 29 '16 at 5:59
  • $\begingroup$ Honestly I'm surprised I've need one. Most people I ask in person get it on the first or second try, but I live in cali. $\endgroup$ – Robert Mennell Apr 29 '16 at 6:04
  • $\begingroup$ It doesn't work like that in all countries and all schedules differ daily. The first line just doesn't work. In my case, today, it comes in the morning, leaves around noon, comes back in the afternoon and leaves again in the evening. Which explains why your locals have the same perspective of this thing as you have, and others around the world do not. $\endgroup$ – PL457 May 9 '18 at 10:05
  • $\begingroup$ @PL457 To be absolutely honestly correct, it's night high tide. That would be the tide that would come in the evening and leave in the day, however most people don't actually know that there are two tides daily $\endgroup$ – Robert Mennell May 9 '18 at 15:43
  • $\begingroup$ @PL457 everywhere has a day tide and a night tide $\endgroup$ – Robert Mennell May 9 '18 at 15:43
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This is not strictly true, but are you

The tide?

Every morning I leave, every evening I return

You come and go again in between too

I'm always in the same place

The sea is always in the same place

Yet I never stand still

The sea constantly moves

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  • $\begingroup$ You mentioned the answer in this. $\endgroup$ – Robert Mennell Apr 29 '16 at 6:34
  • $\begingroup$ @RobertMennell Is it any good now? $\endgroup$ – Jonathan Allan Apr 29 '16 at 6:36
  • $\begingroup$ It goes out in the morning and returns in the evening, I an the tide. Always found at the beach and I always move (waves) $\endgroup$ – Robert Mennell Apr 29 '16 at 6:37
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Is it

shoes

Every morning I leave, every evening I return

Every Morning you wear it out and evening you come back with them.

I'm always in the same place

They are always on your feet.

Yet I never stand still

you would be walking with shoes.

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  • $\begingroup$ No. I'm always in the same place. $\endgroup$ – Robert Mennell Apr 29 '16 at 5:00
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Are you...

The letter 'E'?

It doesn't go anywhere but it leaves every day

Not in "go", always in "leaves"

Every morning I leave, every evening I return

Not in "morning", always in "evening"

I'm always in the same place

Always in "the", "same", "place"

Yet I never stand still

Not in "stand", "still"

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  • $\begingroup$ Interesting take. But no, I'm not a letter. $\endgroup$ – Robert Mennell Apr 29 '16 at 2:42
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    $\begingroup$ @RobertMennell Eh, I figured it was weak, but worth a shot. $\endgroup$ – feelinferrety Apr 29 '16 at 2:42
  • $\begingroup$ Always question $\endgroup$ – Robert Mennell Apr 29 '16 at 3:03
  • $\begingroup$ I like this answer very much $\endgroup$ – magma Jun 8 '16 at 16:50
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Are you

The moon?

Every morning I leave, every evening I return.

Self-explanatory

I'm always in the same place.

We always see the same side of the moon, and the moon is always in the sky.

Yet I never stand still.

It rotates around the earth (and much more movement).

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  • $\begingroup$ I also had that thought.. but yes moon is kind of related to light. PS:It would be better if you use spoilers . :) $\endgroup$ – Arun Xavier Apr 29 '16 at 6:02
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You are:

The hour hand of the clock

Every morning I leave, every evening I return

We see the hand when we get up. This could be takes as leaving. E.g. at 6 AM. In the evening it return to the same number (6 PM)

I'm always in the same place

Always found on the dial.

Yet I never stand still

Hour hand always moves a little.

What am I?

The hour hand of a clock.

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  • $\begingroup$ Nope. Interesting take though. $\endgroup$ – Robert Mennell Apr 29 '16 at 6:05
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Could it be

Umbrella

1.

In the morning person takes it with him and returns with it in the evening

2.

it is always in the same place. Usually the hands or a bag pack

3.

It is always goes with the person kind of not still

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  • $\begingroup$ I had originally though darkness, but Night fits better. +1 $\endgroup$ – ChronoD Apr 28 '16 at 23:59
  • $\begingroup$ No. Interesting interpretation though $\endgroup$ – Robert Mennell Apr 29 '16 at 0:00
  • $\begingroup$ As @ChronoD suggested could it be darkness $\endgroup$ – LearningPhase Apr 29 '16 at 0:04
  • $\begingroup$ No. Nothing related to light. $\endgroup$ – Robert Mennell Apr 29 '16 at 0:36
  • $\begingroup$ @RobertMennell updates made $\endgroup$ – LearningPhase Apr 29 '16 at 6:31
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the answer is

glasses

Every morning I leave, every evening I return

glasses leave with the owner and return with the owner

I'm always in the same place

glasses are always on the forehead

Yet I never stand still

glasses always move when the owner moves

What am I?

you are glasses or specks

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    $\begingroup$ You wear them on your forehead? Not getting much use up there I'm sure. $\endgroup$ – kirkpatt Apr 29 '16 at 16:41
  • $\begingroup$ oh ! i get sorry bad English. i meant that glasses are always on the eyes. $\endgroup$ – Shaan_B Apr 30 '16 at 5:43
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Are you

sleep ?

It doesn't go anywhere but it leaves every day. I'm always in the same place.

brain is responsible for sleep(hypothalamus I think).

Yet I never stand still.

Normally we don't sleep while standing !.

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  • $\begingroup$ Nope. Not a bodily function $\endgroup$ – Robert Mennell Apr 29 '16 at 4:59
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You are a river/stream. Constantly running and moving but never getting any closer to what u truly desire.

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