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wither
used in The Hunchback of Notre Dame

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

or:

to become weaker; or feel humiliated
  • Science alone knows well how to hollow, wither, and dry up human faces; she needs not to have old age bring her faces already furrowed.
    1.5.1 — Vol 1 Bk 5 Chpt 1 — Abbas Beati Martini (75% in)
  • Behold how, beginning with the discovery of printing, architecture withers away little by little, becomes lifeless and bare.
    1.5.2 — Vol 1 Bk 5 Chpt 2 — This Will Kill That (62% in)
  • At his entrance Master Florian did not stop short, but, making a half-turn on his heels, and aiming at the provost the harangue with which he had been withering Quasimodo a moment before,— "Monseigneur," said he, "I demand such penalty as you shall deem fitting against the prisoner here present, for grave and aggravated offence against the court."
    1.6.1 — Vol 1 Bk 6 Chpt 1 — An Impartial Glance at.... (81% in)
  • Meanwhile, Mahiette was gazing with ever-increasing anxiety at that wan, withered, dishevelled head, and her eyes filled with tears.
    1.6.3 — Vol 1 Bk 6 Chpt 3 — History of a Leavened Cake of Maize (82% in)
  • Perhaps I might have renounced it; perhaps my hideous thought would have withered in my brain, without bearing fruit.
    2.8.4 — Vol 2 Bk 8 Chpt 4 — Lasciate Ogni Speranza.... (72% in)
  • He wept with rage over all these mysteries of love, profaned, soiled, laid bare, withered forever.
    2.9.1 — Vol 2 Bk 9 Chpt 1 — Delirium (17% in)
  • It had allowed the water with which it had been filled to escape, and the flowers which it contained were withered.
    2.9.4 — Vol 2 Bk 9 Chpt 4 — Earthenware and Crystal (96% in)

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