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used in A Tale of Two Cities

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


to become weaker; or feel humiliated
  • His yellow rags of shirt lay open at the throat, and showed his body to be withered and worn.
    1.6 -- The Shoemaker (12% in)
  • On inanimate nature, as on the men and women who cultivated it, a prevalent tendency towards an appearance of vegetating unwillingly—a dejected disposition to give up, and wither away.
    2.8 -- Monseigneur in the Country (4% in)
  • Hear me, my dead baby and my withered father: I swear on my knees, on these stones, to avenge you on Foulon!
    2.22 -- The Sea Still Rises (43% in)

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