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wil tid

  • v  lose strength
  • v  become limp
    The flowers wilted
  • s  not firm
    wilted lettuce

  • Literally and symbolically, the carnations have wilted.
  • He glanced at the chessboard and his brain wilted from hitherto unprecedented weariness.
  • Leaving most of his guests wilted, the 73-year-old President finally strode back to his table, lit up a Havana, took a drink of Scotch and Perrier, and was ready for the next .
News & Articles

  • U.S. Open live updates: Phil Mickelson takes third-round lead
    When everyone else wilted, Phil Mickelson hung on.        
    June 16, 2013 - Orlando Sentinel
  • U.S. Open a special Father's Day for amateur Pan
    There were moments in Cheng-Tsung Pan's U.S. Open round of 75 Saturday - such as the double-bogey on 14 or the blown par putt a hole later - when another golfer might have wilted, even snapped.
    June 16, 2013 - The Philadelphia Inquirer
  • No Blueprint funds for Performing Arts Center
    By TaMaryn Waters | Democrat staff writer @tamarynwaters on Twitter -- The proposed Performing Arts Center project, marred with controversy for its high price in a wilted economy, was axed Thursday from projects to be considered for future Blueprint tax money.
    June 15, 2013 - Tallahassee Democrat

  • Andrew Young in BloggingStocks (blog)
    Young, when asked if Wal-Mart should be concerned that it causes mom-n-pop stores to close when it enters new markets, replied with this response: "Those are the people who have been overcharging us, selling us stale bread and bad meat and wilted...
  • Bob Knight in ESPN
    We've kind of wilted at times when we've had a chance to win,Knight said.
  • John Kerry in Boston Globe (registration)
    I've never wilted in my life,said Kerry. "I've never wavered. I've been consistent on Iraq. Saddam Hussein was a threat, he needed to be disarmed, but we didn't need to rush to war."

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