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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

It is better wither to be silent, or to say things of more value than silence. Sooner throw a pearl at hazard than an idle or useless word; and do not say a little in many words, but a great deal in a few.

A man either lives life as it happens to him, meets it head-on and licks it, or he turns his back on it and starts to wither away.
Gene Roddenberry

If our freedom is taken, the American dream will wither and die.
Rand Paul

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