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wither
used in The Poisonwood Bible

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

or:

to become weaker; or feel humiliated
  • I can't drag a husband and sons into a life where their beauty will blossom and wither in darkness.
    Book 5 — Exodus (70% in)
  • I can recall, years ago, watching Rachel cry real tears over a burn hole in her green dress while, just outside our door, completely naked children withered from the holes burning in their empty stomachs, and I seriously wondered if Rachel's heart were the size of a thimble.
    Book 5 — Exodus (37% in)

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