shrivel, shrivel up, shrink, wither(verb)
wither, as with a loss of moisture
"The fruit dried and shriveled"
lose freshness, vigor, or vitality
"Her bloom was fading"
English Synonyms and Antonyms
Die, to go out of life, become destitute of vital power and action, is figuratively applied to anything which has the appearance of life.
Where the dying night-lamp flickers.
TennysonLocksley Hall st. 40.
An echo, a strain of music, a tempest, a topic, an issue, dies. Expire (literally, to breathe out) is a softer word for die; it is used figuratively of things that cease to exist by reaching a natural limit; as, a lease expires; the time has expired. To perish (literally, in Latin, to go through, as in English we say, "the fire goes out") is oftenest used of death by privation or exposure; as, "I perish with hunger," Luke xv, 17; sometimes, of death by violence. Knowledge and fame, art and empires, may be said to perish; the word denotes utter destruction and decay.
To die of fever; by violence; rarely, with the sword, famine, etc. (Ezek. vii, 15); to die for one's country; to die at sea; in one's bed; in agony; die to the world.
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Age cannot wither her, nor custom staleHer infinite variety other women cloyThe appetites they feed, but she makes hungryWhere most she satisfies.
To me, the irony of this involvement with size, as I observed earlier, is the unwillingness or inability of so many Americans to identify themselves with something as vast as the United States. Bigger cars, bigger parking lots, bigger corporate structures, bigger farms, bigger drug stores, bigger supermarkets, bigger motion-picture screens. The tangible and the functional expand, while the intangible and the beautiful shrink. Left to wither is the national purpose, national educational needs, literature and theater, and our critical faculties. The national dialogue is gradually being lost in a froth of misleading self-congratulation and cliche. National needs and interests are slowly being submerged by the national preoccupation with the irrelevant.
They should, but their September meeting language must be so careful, that 'one and done' represents an increasing possibility – at least for the next six months, the Fed is beginning to recognize that 6 years of zero bound interest rates have negative influences on the real economy – it destroys historical business models essential to capitalism such as pension funds, insurance companies, and the willingness to save money itself. If savings wither then so too does its Siamese Twin – investment – and with it, long-term productivity, the decline of which we have seen not just in the U.S. but worldwide.
They should, but their September meeting language must be so careful, that 'one and done' represents an increasing possibility - at least for the next six months, the Fed is beginning to recognize that 6 years of zero bound interest rates have negative influences on the real economy - it destroys historical business models essential to capitalism such as pension funds, insurance companies, and the willingness to save money itself. If savings wither then so too does its Siamese Twin - investment - and with it, long-term productivity, the decline of which we have seen not just in the U.S. but worldwide.
We have wasted our spirit in the regions of the abstract and general just as the monks let it wither in the world of prayer and contemplation.
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- musteir, marcir, pansirCatalan, Valencian
- uvadat, scvrknout se, sesypat se, vadnout, vyschnout, usychat, ochromit, zhroutit seCzech
- verdorren, verwelken, vertrocknen, welkenGerman
- μαραίνομαι, παθαίνω μαρασμό, μαραίνωGreek
- marchitar, decaerSpanish
- jäykistyä, jähmettyä, kuihduttaa, lakastua, lakastuttaa, kuihtuaFinnish
- flétrir, fanerFrench
- mirrar, murchar, muchar, rechumirGalician
- elfonnyad, elszárít, kiszárít, elszárad, elhervaszt, elhervadHungarian
- avvizzire, inaridirsi, raggrinzire, appassire, inaridire, essiccareItalian
- çilmisîn, çilmisandinKurdish
- murchar, mirrarPortuguese
- ofili, veștejiRomanian
- увя́нуть, засо́хнуть, завя́нуть, увяда́ть, со́хнуть, вя́нутьRussian
- venuti, sahnutiSerbo-Croatian
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