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used in 1984 by Orwell

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to shrivel (wrinkle and contract — usually from lack of water)


to become weaker; or feel humiliated
  • One could assume that Withers and his associates were now in disgrace, but there had been no report of the matter in the Press or on the telescreen.
    p. 44.7
  • A certain Comrade Withers, a prominent member of the Inner Party, had been singled out for special mention and awarded a decoration, the Order of Conspicuous Merit, Second Class.
    p. 44.5
  • Winston did not know why Withers had been disgraced.
    p. 45.6
  • Perhaps Withers or someone close to him had been suspected of heretical tendencies.
    p. 45.7
  • The only real clue lay in the words 'refs unpersons', which indicated that Withers was already dead.
    p. 45.8
  • Withers, however, was already an unperson.
    p. 46.1

There are no more uses of "wither" in 1984 by Orwell.

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