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  1. shriveled, shrivelled, shrunken, withered, wizen, wizenedadjective

    lean and wrinkled by shrinkage as from age or illness

    "the old woman's shriveled skin"; "he looked shriveled and ill"; "a shrunken old man"; "a lanky scarecrow of a man with withered face and lantern jaws"-W.F.Starkie; "he did well despite his withered arm"; "a wizened little man with frizzy grey hair"

    Synonyms:
    wizen, shrunken, sere, sear, shriveled, shrivelled, wizened, dried-up

    Antonyms:
    fat, wet

  2. dried-up, sere, sear, shriveled, shrivelled, witheredadjective

    (used especially of vegetation) having lost all moisture

    "dried-up grass"; "the desert was edged with sere vegetation"; "shriveled leaves on the unwatered seedlings"; "withered vines"

    Synonyms:
    wizen, shrunken, sere, sear, shriveled, shrivelled, wizened, dried-up

    Antonyms:
    fat, wet

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  1. Emily Brontë:

    Vain are the thousand creeds that move men's hearts, unutterably vain; Worthless as withered weeds, or idlest froth amid the boundless main.

  2. Bhartrihari:

    Hark! here the sound of lute so sweet, And there the voice of wailing loud; Here scholars grave in conclave meet, There howls the brawling drunken crowd; Here, charming maidens full of glee, There, tottering, withered dames we see. Such light! Such shade! I cannot tell, If here we live in heaven or hell.

  3. Graham Greene:

    Morality comes with the sad wisdom of age, when the sense of curiosity has withered.

  4. R. M. Grenon:

    Goodbye, goodbye, I hate the word. Solitude has long since turned brown and withered, sitting bitter in my mouth and heavy in my veins.

  5. Miguel Miranda:

    On paper, Iraq should have a small fleet of premium multirole aircraft for its national security needs, but whether or not Iraqi airpower grows in the 2020s is wholly dependent on the state budget, which is itself determined by the price of oil. If the Iraqi government cant sustain spending on its air force to keep what it already has in flyable condition, there are many examples of countries whose air power withered to nothing.


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