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Definitionto shrivel (wrinkle and contract — usually from lack of water)
to become weaker; or feel humiliated
- His yellow rags of shirt lay open at the throat, and showed his body to be withered and worn.1.6 -- The Shoemaker (12% in)
- On inanimate nature, as on the men and women who cultivated it, a prevalent tendency towards an appearance of vegetating unwillingly—a dejected disposition to give up, and wither away.2.8 -- Monseigneur in the Country (4% in)
- Hear me, my dead baby and my withered father: I swear on my knees, on these stones, to avenge you on Foulon!2.22 -- The Sea Still Rises (43% in)
There are no more uses of "wither" in A Tale of Two Cities.
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