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to make or become no longer fresh or shapely because of loss of moisture

to waste away from longing or grief

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to render helpless, as by emotion

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lose freshness, vigor, or vitality

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In time, the tree withered away, leaving Helen with only memories.
She eventually does but finds he has withered away on the sofa on her return.
There is now a rolling undertow in many of the news stories about East European countries, particularly Russia: Capitalism is by its nature corrupt, and only a generous dollop of governmental control - a check on the thugs who inevitably rule the marketplace - can save the wretched masses since the communist state has withered away.
People living on the Watling Street at Hinckley say a scheme meant to screen their homes from factories has been useless - because planted trees and shrubs have all withered away.
He apparently would just as soon we withered away and died.
219) He seems to be arguing that these dictatorial impulses, evident in "What is to be Done" and other early writings of Lenin, were not endemic to Bolshevism, and that if the Bolsheviks had succeeded in molding a cooperative working class, authoritarianism could indeed have withered away.
A well known poet and exponent of the Irish language, Rosenstock recounts his travels to Asia and other parts of the world in a genre of travel writing that withered away when the English language began to dominate Ireland in the 18th century.
Mr Sutton said when the cat was examined it was discovered the skin on its hind leg had "sloughed off" while its foot appeared to have withered away.
New Delhi, May 14 (ANI): The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Thursday claimed that the Third Front has withered away even before the counting of votes in the Lok Sabha elections.
There are also countless small businesses that have withered away in the state's hostile anti-business environment, or never sprung up at all.
I tried to find out more information but, sadly, all the leaves withered away, which was disappointing for us both.
Widney's board, led by chairman Mr David Cassidy, has been trying to sell the group for more than a year after its share price, as high as 165p in 1995, withered away to 30p.
In this morality tale, the Russian state apparently withered away in 1991, taking with it all business regulations and social spending; it is only now reviving.
Although religious requirements for public office were common in the colonial period, they gradually withered away in most states as state constitutions were rewritten following independence.
Tax reform withered away in the late eighties and early nineties, but that is not Bradley's fault.