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wither
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Heart of Darkness
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  • —he had withered; it had taken him, loved him, embraced him, got into his veins, consumed his flesh, and sealed his soul to its own by the inconceivable ceremonies of some devilish initiation.
  • No eloquence could have been so withering to one’s belief in mankind as his final burst of sincerity.

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

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