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wi dherd

  • v  wither, as with a loss of moisture
  • v  lose freshness, vigor, or vitality
  • s  lean and wrinkled by shrinkage as from age or illness
    a lanky scarecrow of a man with withered face and lantern jaws"-W.F.Starkie
    he did well despite his withered arm
  • s  (used especially of vegetation) having lost all moisture
    withered vines

  • Three other popular ideals, withered under the Mussolini blast last week: Capitalism: "Capitalism is at an end.
  • Most of the ordinary matter in the universe is locked up in degenerate stellar remnantsdead stars that have withered into white dwarfs or blown up and collapsed into neutron .
  • All but the hardiest of 30 coral species had died off, and the reef itself had withered into a sandy, underwater boneyard.
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  • Crain in The Drum
    Chris Crain was quick to credit the sales force for their efforts in trying circumstances, saying: "In a recessionary environment that withered marketing budgets around the globe, Associate Publisher Kathryn Toledano and her sales team managed to...
  • Franklin D Roosevelt in NewsReleaseWire.com (press release)
    In an eerie reflection of current times, Roosevelt noted that "our ability to pay has fallen; government of all kinds is faced with serious curtailment of income; the means of exchange are frozen in the currents of trade; the withered leaves of...
  • Olaf Kolzig in Forbes
    They put on a pretty good push their in the third period,Kolzig said. "But we never withered and we always got the two-goal lead back. It was a big win."

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