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used in Rose Red

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


to become weaker; or feel humiliated
  • In the stained-glass window, the lovely rose changed before our eyes into a ghostly specter of my daughter's misshapen and withered arm.
    12 — 1923 (56% in)
withered = shriveled (shrunken)
  • Another time perhaps, although some things are better left to blossom in memory rather than wither in reflection.
    2 — 1907 (70% in)
  • He will wither under the power I have gained both through my prayers (to both sides) and from my dear friend, Sukeena.
    3 — 1908 (32% in)
  • She has been born with a withered arm, and I'm told that arm would not allow a proper birth, and so they cut me, and then cut me some more and finally took the baby by a means only ranchers use-but thankfully my doctor was raised on a sheep ranch.
    6 — 1911-1915 (1% in)
  • No more reason to be in this family with this man whose seed is so foul as to wither the arms of his young-for Sukeena explained that my illness in Africa is to blame for April's deformity.
    6 — 1911-1915 (3% in)
  • I offered my April's withered arm as example of evil.
    6 — 1911-1915 (6% in)
  • Sukeena and I were checking up on Madame Stravinski, a withered old woman dressed in colorful silks and shawls and wearing excessive jewelry about her wrists that clatters with every twitch of the hand, as she had asked to spend time in the room alone "preparing" herself for the seance.
    6 — 1911-1915 (45% in)
  • At once, the candles are extinguished by this wind, the only light from the swirling blue and green tendrils overhead and that glowing specimen of glass held between her withered hands.
    6 — 1911-1915 (62% in)
  • I think of my daughter, April, and her poor withered right arm, I think back to my prayers so many years ago as I was forming the children's hospital that I would never know what to do if one of my own children was born deformed.
    6 — 1911-1915 (62% in)
  • I must have spent the hour there, April just behind me and to my right, explaining to my child the construction yet to come, how the new wing would rise from where once only lawn existed, would rise to ful? ll our dreams and to hold our love, one to the other. finally, the sun cooling and my fever beginning to rise again as it does so many late afternoons, I turned to instruct my little wonder with her withered arm that it was time to move inside for the day.
    6 — 1911-1915 (85% in)
  • A moment later, dear April with her withered arm clutched tightly to her spare frame ran in behind her brother, in anticipation of surprising him and winning their little game.
    7 — 1915-1916 (19% in)
  • A mother of two: one mute, with a withered arm, one admiring and emulating a man of questionable convictions?
    7 — 1915-1916 (51% in)
  • It appears John is far more interested in protecting his precious lineage, his heir, than his daughter with the withered arm and silent tongue.
    7 — 1915-1916 (61% in)

There are no more uses of "wither" in Rose Red.

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