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sh ri vuhl

  • v  wither, as with a loss of moisture
    The fruit dried and shriveled
  • v  decrease in size, range, or extent
    My courage shrivelled when I saw the task before me

  • Is this the deal to save California or shrivel it? Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger and legislative leaders announced a budget deal on July 20 that closes the state's staggering .
  • He thinks the latter will soon be exposed to the majority as wordly operators rather than God's servants and shrivel away.
  • I never smoked pot in junior high because I was convinced it would shrivel my incipient manhood.
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  • The sweet science of the Maine strawberry
    Posted June 14, 2013, at 10:38 a.m. Maine strawberries are a temperamental thing. Too much rain and cool weather, and they’ll be soggy and tasteless. Too many days of dry, hot sun, and they’ll shrivel up before they can be picked.
    June 14, 2013 - Bangor Daily News

  • Rio Ferdinand in
    Ferdinand told The Sun: "Being the captain of England can never be a hassle. It's an honour and privilege. It's not the be-all and end-all for me. If I'm not the captain I won't shrivel up and go into a shell. It won't affect the way I play or my...
  • Paul Krugman in Town Hall
    Paul Krugman writes: "A lot of the financial system looks like it's going to shrivel up and have to be rebuilt."
  • Sir Alex Ferguson in Independent
    I remember that and I didn't shrivel that day,Ferguson said. "I handed him a bottle of whisky. This game is an opportunity for Avram Grant. It's a chance, a well-balanced game."

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