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Word: wither

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


Sentences Containing 'wither'

According to Fray Diego DurĂ¡n the name "Toxcatl" derives from the Nahuatl verb "toxcahuia" meaning "wither from thirst".
An amusing misprint in the caption of IBM's memo to the SHARE SOS Committee: It was intended to be "Whither SOS?" but the distributed copies said "Wither SOS".
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?
Chairman and CEO Robert O'Connell commented on the company's direction in a November 1999 South Florida Business Journal article, claiming that "you have to continue to offer new products and services and find new ways to grow your customer base, or you tend to wither away.
Do not allow a trivial misunderstanding to wither the blossoms of spring, which, once put forth and blighted, cannot be renewed.
Gutch possessed a large library, especially rich in the works of George Wither, which was sold by Messrs.
In cultivation, plants should be kept warm and dry when the leaves wither, and watered only when the flowers or leaves begin to grow again, when a sunny position is required.
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.
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.
Such a sorry growth art thou; thou hast blossomed too soon: the winter cold will wither thee away!
The cover-art for the album as well as a sample track containing an excerpt from the song "Wither", was released by the band on May 29, 2007 on the official Circus Maximus website.
When one speaks, they all begin together, and it's enough to make one wither to hear the way they go on!'
``Really, You were only before sparkling, but now you are brilliant; take compassion on us, or, like Jupiter, you will wither us up.''

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