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wi dher

  • v  wither, as with a loss of moisture
  • v  lose freshness, vigor, or vitality

  • Without the intellectual stimulus, this country will wither on the vine.
  • The grandiose plans for the building was allowed to wither when recession set in.
  • American democracy is now in dangernot from any one set of ideas, but from unprecedented changes in the environment within which ideas either live and spread, or wither and die.
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  • How birds lost their penises
    KRISTEN BUTLER, UPI.com Most male birds lost their penises to evolution, and a new study shows why they stop growing and wither away.
    June 6, 2013 - UPI

  • William Hague in Washington Post
    Brown and Blair's courting of successive US presidents over 13 years in office had led some links with historic partners "to wither or stagnate" and seen a dramatic fall in Britain's clout in the European Union, Hague said.
  • Peter Molyneux in Gameplanet
    We are driving to sell more than five million units and to make a profit in excess of $150 million,he said. "We have to do that because if a franchise doesn't reach that level it will inevitably wither."
  • John Edwards in Forbes
    You have a choice,John Edwards said. "Either the choice is to go crawl in a corner and wither away or to try to do something with your life. But that doesn't mean it's easy. But the truth of the matter - we came out of this stronger than...

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