withered


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Synonyms for withered

lean and wrinkled by shrinkage as from age or illness

(used especially of vegetation) having lost all moisture

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That leaves become withered,--what is there to lament about that!
--Blow amongst those leaves, O Zarathustra, that everything WITHERED may run away from thee the faster!--
Quicker, however, than the breeze, the withered, sallow arms of the beggars were thrust in, accompanied by the eternal whine of "Miserabili, miserabili, excellenza!" On the walls were displayed innumerable inscriptions, written in nearly every language of Europe, some in verse, some in prose, most of them not very laudatory of "bella Italia."
Thus tossing to and fro, they might have been fancifully compared to a splendid bunch of flowers, suddenly shaken by a puff of wind, which threatened to scatter the leaves of an old, brown, withered rose, on the same stalk with two dewy buds,--such being the emblem of the widow between her fair young bridemaids.
Their bed of withered oak leaves was strewn upon the small level space, at the foot of a rock, situated near the summit of one of the gentle swells by which the face of the country is there diversified.
Hail to you, sons of Senzangacona, who to-morrow shall be spirits!" and I pointed towards them with my withered hand.
Shrubs are gone, Withered the grass; all chill as the white rime Of early morn.
But while I am alive and have desires I would rather my hand were withered off than bring one brick to such a building!
Round his neck is a chain of pale green jade, and his hands are like withered leaves."
Pashenka had already long ceased to be Pashenka and had become old, withered, wrinkled Praskovya Mikhaylovna, mother-in-law of that failure, the drunken official Mavrikyev.