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adjective as in shriveling

adjective as in devastating

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So the thinking is that Kohl’s will get Sephora in front of new customers and away from the shopping malls that are home to Penney and have been withering for years.

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Gap is trying to execute a comeback and rebuild its relevance with customers after years of withering.

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What might happen otherwise is watching a beautiful artifact withering to “an eyesore beyond feasible restoration,” like the century-old Alvin Clark boat that was discovered in Wisconsin in the 1960s.

If it had ended there and withered away like many other social networks before it, we might well have put it in the waste bin of history.

That’s because when they go dormant in the winter, their stems don’t wither away.

In the end, Hollow pulled out a withering attack that outpaced Budden both in speed and viciousness.

“Rather whip up a soufflé”—a wonderful compliment or a withering dis?

The Obama administration has come under withering criticism because the whereabouts of abu Khatallah have been generally known.

Brzezinski was withering, however, asking de Blasio outright, “Why are you hostile to charters?”

After the film opened to withering reviews, his despair was complete.

But the withering mildew was now breathed forth, that was intended to blast this goodly harvest.

"Certainly not, Mr. Gilbert Rushmere," drawing herself up, with a withering air of spurious dignity.

It throve because it came with the tempting bribe of Heaven in one hand, and the withering threat of Hell in the other.

The stones and metal rattle inEach dry and withering ear, As lackadaisical they loll,And preen themselves, and peer.

Mrs Pike cast a withering glance at Digby; such a piece of insubordination had not been met with for a long time to her authority.


On this page you'll find 26 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to withering, such as: decaying, drooping, fading, shrinking, and wilting.

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