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wither
used in The Fellowship of the Ring

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

or:

to become weaker; or feel humiliated
  • He opened his pouch and drew out some withered leaves.
    2.6 — Book 2 Chapter 6 — Lothlorien (16% in)
withered = shriveled (wilted, dried up)
  • In the black wind the stars shall die, and still on gold here let them lie, till the dark lord lifts his hand over dead sea and withered land.
    1.8 — Book 1 Chapter 8 — Fog on the Barrow-Downs (48% in)
  • All that is gold does not glitter, Not all those who wander are lost; The old that is strong does not wither, Deep roots are not reached by the frost.
    1.10 — Book 1 Chapter 10 — Strider (60% in)
  • Now withered lay the hemlock-sheaves, And one by one with sighing sound Whispering fell the beechen leaves In the wintry woodland wavering.
    1.11 — Book 1 Chapter 11 — A Knife in the Dark (82% in)
  • They dreaded the dark hours, and kept watch in pairs by night, expecting at any time to see black shapes stalking in the grey night, dimly lit by the cloud-veiled moon; but they saw nothing, and heard no sound but the sigh of withered leaves and grass.
    1.12 — Book 1 Chapter 12 — Flight to the Ford (19% in)
  • But in the wearing of the swift years of Middle-earth the line of Meneldil son of Anarion failed, and the Tree withered, and the blood of the Numenoreans became mingled with that of lesser men.
    2.2 — Book 2 Chapter 2 — The Council of Elrond (18% in)
  • Standing suddenly up he burst out: All that is gold does not glitter, Not all those who wander are lost; The old that is strong does not wither, Deep roots are not reached by the frost.
    2.2 — Book 2 Chapter 2 — The Council of Elrond (27% in)
  • His malice is great and gives him a strength hardly to be believed in one so lean and withered.
    2.2 — Book 2 Chapter 2 — The Council of Elrond (49% in)
  • It is clad in a forest of dark fir, where the trees strive one against another and their branches rot and wither.
    2.6 — Book 2 Chapter 6 — Lothlorien (97% in)
  • But now as he sat beside the fountain in Lorien and heard about him the voices of the Elves, his thought took shape in a song that seemed fair to him; yet when he tried to repeat it to Sam only snatches remained, faded as a handful of withered leaves.
    2.7 — Book 2 Chapter 7 — The Mirror of Galadriel (48% in)
  • On the eastern bank to their left they saw long formless slopes stretching up and away toward the sky; brown and withered they looked, as if fire had passed over them, leaving no living blade of green: an unfriendly waste without even a broken tree or a bold stone to relieve the emptiness.
    2.9 — Book 2 Chapter 9 — The Great River (4% in)
  • Their dark withered plumes bent and tossed in the light cold airs, hissing softly and sadly.
    2.9 — Book 2 Chapter 9 — The Great River (6% in)
  • On the other side the meads had become rolling downs of withered grass amidst a land of fen and tussock.
    2.9 — Book 2 Chapter 9 — The Great River (13% in)

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