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The Two Towers
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  • But it seems that the wind is setting East, and the withering of all woods may be drawing near.
  • But there, my friends, songs like trees bear fruit only in their own time and their own way: and sometimes they are withered untimely.
  • For if Sauron of old destroyed the gardens, the Enemy today seems likely to wither all the woods.
  • The young perish and the old linger, withering.
  • Childless lords sat in aged halls musing on heraldry; in secret chambers withered men compounded strong elixirs, or in high cold towers asked questions of the stars.
  • We in the house of Denethor know much ancient lore by long tradition, and there are moreover in our treasuries many things preserved: books and tablets writ on withered parchments, yea, and on stone, and on leaves of silver and of gold, in divers characters.

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

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