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.
Afghanistan is a country which has housed civilisations and monuments which date thousands of years; unfortunately, the tragedies and violence that has befallen the country has often led to those historical wonders being destroyed, neglected or left to wither away. We saw this eighteen years ago when the Taliban blew up the two giant Buddhas in the Bamiyan province, in a traumatic event which was condemned worldwide, and we saw this last week when locals in Afghanistan reported that an ancient tower dating back 2,000 years in the historic Afghan city of Ghazni has collapsed.
I'd be genuinely delighted to see prisons wither away He said: "I would genuinely be delighted to see prisons wither away.
We must renounce it, denounce it and withdraw our tolerance or our democracy will wither away,' he said.
What Fr Magill was saying to the politicians was this - get your act together and sort this out, give the people stability and peace and quasicriminal organisations like the New IRA will wither away.
After 33 successive days with no measurable rainfall in much of the eastern half of the county, trees are turning brown as leaves turn crispy and wither away.
But the hot dry conditions could mean plants wither away and the next generation of caterpillars cannot find the food they need to survive.
He assured eliminate all the doubts regarding his partiality and said 'all the suspicion and distrust of political parties will wither away with the performance [of interim set up].
Honesty is known for papery, silvery "pennies" which form after the purple or white flowers fade and leaves wither away.
Marking the culmination of a season of fasting, alms giving, repentance and spiritual renewal Easter is not only an occasion for celebrations but also an occasion to make a solemn pledge that the commitment to spiritual rejuvenation will not be allowed to wither away or weaken, Asif Ali Zardari said.
AMIDST growing skepticisms in some quarters over the ability of national leader of the All Progressive Congress (APC), Senator Bola Ahmed Tinubu to restore peace, unity and cohesion among aggrieved members of the party, former governor of Osun State, Chief Bisi Akande, on Monday rose in his defence, saying 'APC cannot be allowed to wither away because of omissions or commissions'.
This gorgeous book (bound in a material that looks like luminous, pebbly skin) is a welcome reminder that even the most ugly and troubled times eventually wither away into dust.
Its tragic that a centre that is close to the heart of Pacific people could be allowed to 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.