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1984 (Nineteen Eighty-Four) by Orwell
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  • One could assume that Withers and his associates were now in disgrace, but there had been no report of the matter in the Press or on the telescreen.
  • Winston did not know why Withers had been disgraced.
  • A certain Comrade Withers, a prominent member of the Inner Party, had been singled out for special mention and awarded a decoration, the Order of Conspicuous Merit, Second Class.
  • Perhaps Withers or someone close to him had been suspected of heretical tendencies.
  • The only real clue lay in the words ’refs unpersons’, which indicated that Withers was already dead.
  • Withers, however, was already an unperson.

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  • The grapes withered on the vine.
  • Her confidence withered under the criticism.

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