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A Christmas Carol
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wither
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A Christmas Carol
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  • "Always a delicate creature, whom a breath might have withered," said the Ghost.
  • Bob held his withered little hand in his, as if he loved the child, and wished to keep him by his side, and dreaded that he might be taken from him.
  • …to dangle from conspicuous hooks, that people’s mouths might water gratis as they passed; there were piles of filberts, mossy and brown, recalling, in their fragrance, ancient walks among the woods, and pleasant shufflings ankle deep through withered leaves; there were Norfolk Biffins, squat and swarthy, setting off the yellow of the oranges and lemons, and, in the great compactness of their juicy persons, urgently entreating and beseeching to be carried home in paper bags and eaten…

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

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