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A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man
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  • Stephen’s heart began slowly to fold and fade with fear like a withering flower.
  • Stephen’s heart had withered up like a flower of the desert that feels the simoom coming from afar.
  • She shifted the can to her other hand and directed him; and, as she held out her reeking withered right hand under its fringe of shawl, he bent lower towards her, saddened and soothed by her voice.
  • Where was the soul that had hung back from her destiny, to brood alone upon the shame of her wounds and in her house of squalor and subterfuge to queen it in faded cerements and in wreaths that withered at the touch?

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

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