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  • Three tables off, with a doubtful sort of woman, a woman at once coy and withered, was Paul Riesling, and Paul was supposed to be in Akron, selling tar-roofing.
  • If for a moment he had seen Tanis as withering and sentimental, he lost that impression at Carrie Nork’s dance.
  • Incredulously he remembered that he had by his roaring familiarity with them laid himself open to the patronizing of youths whom he would have kicked out of his office; that by dancing too ardently he had exposed himself to rebukes from the rattiest of withering women.

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

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