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Definition of Wither


  1. To fade; to lose freshness; to become sapless; to become sapless; to dry or shrivel up.
  2. To lose or want animal moisture; to waste; to pin/ away, as animal bodies.
  3. To lose vigor or power; to languish; to pass away.
  4. To cause to fade, and become dry.
  5. To cause to shrink, wrinkle, or decay, for want of animal moisture.
  6. To cause to languish, perish, or pass away; to blight; as, a reputation withered by calumny.

Wither Quotations

All that is gold does not glitter, not all those who wander are lost; the old that is strong does not wither, deep roots are not reached by the frost.
J. R. R. Tolkien

Better pass boldly into that other world, in the full glory of some passion, than fade and wither dismally with age.
James Joyce

I must lose myself in action, lest I wither in despair.
Alfred Lord Tennyson

Men are mortal. So are ideas. An idea needs propagation as much as a plant needs watering. Otherwise both will wither and die.
B. R. Ambedkar

If you allow one single germ, one single seed of slavery to remain in the soil of America... that germ will spring up, that noxious weed will thrive, and again stifle the growth, wither the leaves, blast the flowers and poison the fair fruits of freedom.
Ernestine Rose
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Wither Translations

wither in Dutch is verflensen, kwijnen, verdorren
wither in Italian is appassire, sfiorire
wither in Spanish is marchitarse
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