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Frank J. Wilstach, comp.  A Dictionary of Similes.  1916.
 
Wither
 
  Withered like a Normandy pippin.
            —Anonymous
  1
  Withered like a rose without light.
            —Anonymous
  2
Like the rainbow in a summer shower,
Or gaudy poppy, of fugacious bloom,
’Tis thine to flourish for a transient hour,
Then, withered, sink in dark oblivious tomb.
            —Alexander Balfour
  3
Her white soul withered in the mire
As paper shrivels in the fire.
            —Stephen Vincent Benét
  4
  Wither away like a flower ungathered in a garden.
            —Robert Burton
  5
  Withered as an autumn leaf.
            —Wilkie Collins
  6
  Withered like a plucked flower ready to be flung on some rotting heap of rubbish.
            —Joseph Conrad
  7
  Withered and pale as an old pauper.
            —Charles Dickens
  8
  Withers like debauchery.
            —Alexandre Dumas, père
  9
            Withers, like a palm
Cut by an Indian for its juicy balm.
            —John Keats
  10
  Withered like a leaf in the breath of an oven.
            —Fritz H. Ludlow
  11
  Withered like some short-lived flower.
            —Christopher Marlowe
  12
  Withered like an old apple-John.
            —William Shakespeare
  13
  Like a blasted sapling, withered up.
            —William Shakespeare
  14
  Withered like green corn under the hot winds of the unirrigated American desert.
            —John R. Spears
  15
  Withered like hay.
            —Edmund Spenser
  16
  Wither like a dying rose.
            —Frank L. Stanton
  17
  Withered like stars in the morning.
            —Robert Louis Stevenson
  18
  Withered all our strength like flame.
            —Algernon Charles Swinburne
  19
  My heart is smitten, and withered like grass.
            —Old Testament
  20
  Wither as the green herb.
            —Old Testament
  21
Withered like an apple that the snow
Finds still upon the bough.
            —L. Frank Tooker
  22
  Withered, as in death congealed.
            —Martin Farquhar Tupper
  23
  The egoist withers like a solitary barren tree.
            —Ivan Turgenev
  24
  Withered as if struck by a blight.
            —Voltaire
  25
  Wither like a thing of earth.
            —Alaric A. Watts
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