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wither
used in The Phantom Tollbooth

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

or:

to become weaker; or feel humiliated
  • I le felt Very lonely and desolate as his thoughts turned far away—to the foolish, lovable bug; to the comforting assurance of Tuck, standing next to him; to the erratic, excitable PIN N E: to little Alec, who, he hoped, would someday reach the ground; to Rhyme and Reason, without whom Wisdom withered; and to the many, many others he would renumber always.
    p. 255.6
  • 'And think of the poor farmer when it doesn't rain all year: if there wasn't an average yearly rainfall of 37 inches in this part of the country, all his crops would wither and die."
    p. 197.1

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