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wither
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  • Age or change should never wither it.
  • The learned gentleman who does the withering business and who blights all opponents with his gloomy sarcasm is as merry as a grig at a French watering-place.
  • He was short, cadaverous, and withered, with his head sunk sideways between his shoulders and the breath issuing in visible smoke from his mouth as if he were on fire within.
  • When I go into our little church on a Sunday, a considerable part of the inconsiderable congregation expect to see me drop, scorched and withered, on the pavement under the Dedlock displeasure.
  • When they were withered I had dried them and put them in a book that I was fond of.
  • "Good gracious, what’s that?" cries Volumnia with her little withered scream.
  • Weaker than that, I took the withered flowers out and put them for a moment to her lips.

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

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