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Left to fight a losing battle in the Republican Party, as the recent CPAC confirmed, the withering pro-democracy faction is up against frightening odds.

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The brass blade won’t rust or wear down and it won’t scratch your windshield wither.

The story he remembers hearing is that his grandfather wanted his father to become a partner in crime, but his dad refused, and their relationship withered.

The companies are not, of course, planning on withering away any time soon.

He has also unleashed withering dissents of weak enforcement actions and has been unafraid to go it alone.

Why this reluctant partnership might be best left to wither.

But as time goes by, Chloe falls ill and begins to wither away.

Will he, like Khal Drogo before him, wither away from an infected wound?

Three words and you were on the floor because their breath would wither your face.

And second, the right-wing political class, operatives and people at think tanks, who want the welfare state to wither away.

How long shall the land mourn, and the herb of every field wither for the wickedness of them that dwell therein?

In those glooms the sinews of mental energy wither with dying hope.

Then I shall wither in single blessedness; I shall be unhappily not married instead of unhappily married.

Never let another child strike the boy, for that child would at once wither and die.

Should I leave this incomparable flower to wither unseen on these rough mountains?


On this page you'll find 78 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to wither, such as: atrophy, decay, deflate, deteriorate, disintegrate, and dry.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.