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wither
used in A Great and Terrible Beauty

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

or:

to become weaker; or feel humiliated
  • The housekeeper bids us wait for a moment in a large, poorly lit parlor filled with dusty books and withering ferns.
    Chapter 4 (29% in)
  • But you must use your power, work with it, else it will wither on the vine, die, and then there's no getting it back.
    Chapter 21 (53% in)

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