wither away

wither away

to shrivel up; to shrink up. Soon, the wart withered away. Many of our roses withered away in the hot sun.
See also: away, wither
References in classic literature ?
He withers away in his prison; I wither away in mine; inexorable justice is done; what do I owe on this score
On inanimate nature, as on the men and women who cultivated it, a prevalent tendency towards an appearance of vegetating unwillingly--a dejected disposition to give up, and wither away.
The pits closed in the 1980s and while it left cities and towns across the North East to wither away afterwards, the solution 30 years on is to ensure people can get on in life by going to university, getting an apprenticeship or accessing further education.
By a great drought which continued from the third week in May, till about the middle of July, without any rain and with great heat for the most part, insomuch as the corn began to wither away though it was set with fish, the moisture whereof helped it much.
However, Arteta is not getting carried away by their form this year, having seen many an Arsenal side wither away after showing initial promise.
And it is far too precious to be allowed to wither away.
If you're going to the trouble of making a lawn, it might as well be as good as it can possibly be, not just a patch of greenish plants that wither away as soon as you walk on them.
The Prime Minister said that the challenges facing the democracy will wither away without delay.
Then he introduces a set of explicit rules--similar to but separate from formal logic--that reflect the implicit processes mathematicians actually use, gradually letting them wither away by the end of the text.
According to Financial Times, Jolie took up acting as a means of answering the questions posed by life, which wither away as one matures.
The network was scheduled to wither away after the sixth conference in April 2010.
THE star- crossed Kochi Indian Premier League ( IPL) franchisee is likely to wither away as its promoters, fighting over the share holding pattern, are making no serious efforts to meet the ultimatum given by the Board of Control for Cricket in India ( BCCI) that they should incorporate the venture in 10 days or face action.
A BROMSGROVE farmer has had to dump more than 30 tonnes of unsold apples - blaming the continued advance of the supermarkets for causing small growers' traditional outlets to wither away.
Mr Clarke said: "The phenomenon will not wither away in the near future: it is likely to be generational.
I find it difficult to believe that the current structure of the institutional church will ever "collapse" without a revolution that isolates the hierarchs from the rest of the Catholic community until they wither away.