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Word: wither

Definition: (of a plant) dry up from loss of moisture; lose freshness; shrivel; decay


Sentences Containing 'wither'

On inanimate nature, as on the men and women who cultivated it, a prevalent tendency towards an appearance of vegetating unwillingly a dejected disposition to give up, and wither away.
``Really, You were only before sparkling, but now you are brilliant; take compassion on us, or, like Jupiter, you will wither us up.''
Such a sorry growth art thou; thou hast blossomed too soon: the winter cold will wither thee away!
And when He supplies my necessities no more, it is that He is sounding the retreat, that He hath opened the door, and is saying to thee, Come!--Wither?
So figs are accounted fairest and ripest then, when they begin to shrink, and wither as it were.
So in hybrids themselves, there are some which never have produced, and probably never would produce, even with the pollen of the pure parents, a single fertile seed: but in some of these cases a first trace of fertility may be detected, by the pollen of one of the pure parent-species causing the flower of the hybrid to wither earlier than it otherwise would have done; and the early withering of the flower is well known to be a sign of incipient fertilisation.
Do not allow a trivial misunderstanding to wither the blossoms of spring, which, once put forth and blighted, cannot be renewed.
When one speaks, they all begin together, and it's enough to make one wither to hear the way they go on!'

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