WITHER in a Sentence

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 Meanings and Examples of WITHER
Definition Example Sentence Classic Sentence
wither
 v.  shrivel; decay; lose freshness, vigor, or vitality; loss of moisture
Classic Sentence: (56 in 4 pages)
1  Better pass boldly into that other world, in the full glory of some passion, than fade and wither dismally with age.
Dubliners By James Joyce
Get Context   In THE DEAD
2  The common hill-flowers wither, but they blossom again.
The Picture of Dorian Gray By Oscar Wilde
Get Context   In CHAPTER 2
3  Its gold would wither into grey.
The Picture of Dorian Gray By Oscar Wilde
Get Context   In CHAPTER 7
4  Let the old tree wither," continued Cedric, "so the stately hope of the forest be preserved.
Ivanhoe By Walter Scott
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXVI
5  "I trust that age doth not wither nor custom stale my infinite variety," said he, and I recognized in his voice the joy and pride which the artist takes in his own creation.
The Return of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In I. THE ADVENTURE OF THE EMPTY HOUSE
6  When the dance was at an end she curtsied; and when the king looked round for her, she was gone, no one knew wither.
Grimms' Fairy Tales By The Brothers Grimm
Get Context   In CAT-SKIN
7  Do not allow a trivial misunderstanding to wither the blossoms of spring, which, once put forth and blighted, cannot be renewed.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER 33. BLISSFUL
8  Indeed, his rudeness soon reached the pitch of his walking away altogether, in order that he might go and reconnoitre wither the Governor's wife and daughter had retreated.
Dead Souls By Nikolai Vasilievich Gogol
Get Context   In PART 1: CHAPTER VIII
9  Leaning, silent, sardonic, against the door he was like a withered willow, bent over a stream, all its leaves shed, and in his eyes the whimsical flow of the waters.
Between the Acts (1941) By Virginia Woolf
Get Context   In Unit 2
10  Alone, under a tree, the withered tree that keeps all day, murmuring of the sea, and hears the Rider gallop.
Between the Acts (1941) By Virginia Woolf
Get Context   In Unit 7
11  It was an old woman, tall and shapely still, though withered by time, on whom his eyes fell when he stopped and turned.
Hard Times By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In BOOK 1: CHAPTER XII
12  It was already beginning to slacken, with a slack sort of thinness, almost withered, going old before it had ever really lived.
Lady Chatterley's Lover By D H Lawrence
Get Context   In Chapter 7
13  When they had sat in silence for some time, the two old women rose from the bed, and crouching over the fire, held out their withered hands to catch the heat.
Oliver Twist By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXIV
14  My dear young lady,' rejoined the surgeon, mournfully shaking his head; 'crime, like death, is not confined to the old and withered alone.
Oliver Twist By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXX
15  'I don't feel like myself when you lay that withered old claw on my shoulder, so take it away,' said Sikes, casting off the Jew's hand.
Oliver Twist By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER XLIV
Example Sentence:
1  In the eight working days between meetings, new data showed South Korea's economy continued to wither from the effects of the global slowdown.
2  I stayed behind a few minutes to plant in my garden a handful of roots I had dug up in the forest, and which I feared would wither if I left them till the morning.
3  There was some debate as to whether the benefit scheme should be withdrawn or simply allowed to wither on the vine.
4  The leaves of this tree have become dry and withered.
5  It is a fairy wood that has never a withered bough in it.
6  Their support had simply withered away.
7  The thief withered under the stare of the policeman.
8  Dry seasons are growing longer, withering crops; heat spikes are a growing problem too, with countries regularly notching lethal summer temperatures.
9  He said that Lizzie had been drunk at the time and I saw her shoot him a withering glance.