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wither
used in The Brothers Karamazov

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

or:

to become weaker; or feel humiliated
  • He has withered my heart.
    Book 2 — An Unfortunate Gathering (25% in)
  • She was a very sad sight, a young girl of about twenty, but hunchback and crippled "with withered legs," as Alyosha was told afterwards.
    Book 4 — Lacerations (71% in)
  • He is an old man, almost ninety, tall and erect, with a withered face and sunken eyes, in which there is still a gleam of light.
    Book 5 — Pro And Contra (52% in)
  • ...betrayed unconsciously, and so early, that timid despair which leads so many in our unhappy society, who dread cynicism and its corrupting influences, and mistakenly attribute all the mischief to European enlightenment, to return to their 'native soil,' as they say, to the bosom, so to speak, of their mother earth, like frightened children, yearning to fall asleep on the withered bosom of their decrepit mother, and to sleep there for ever, only to escape the horrors that terrify them.
    Book 12 — A Judicial Error (42% in)

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