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Frank J. Wilstach, comp.  A Dictionary of Similes.  1916.
  Withered like a Normandy pippin.
  Withered like a rose without light.
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
Her white soul withered in the mire
As paper shrivels in the fire.
            —Stephen Vincent Benét
  Wither away like a flower ungathered in a garden.
            —Robert Burton
  Withered as an autumn leaf.
            —Wilkie Collins
  Withered like a plucked flower ready to be flung on some rotting heap of rubbish.
            —Joseph Conrad
  Withered and pale as an old pauper.
            —Charles Dickens
  Withers like debauchery.
            —Alexandre Dumas, père
            Withers, like a palm
Cut by an Indian for its juicy balm.
            —John Keats
  Withered like a leaf in the breath of an oven.
            —Fritz H. Ludlow
  Withered like some short-lived flower.
            —Christopher Marlowe
  Withered like an old apple-John.
            —William Shakespeare
  Like a blasted sapling, withered up.
            —William Shakespeare
  Withered like green corn under the hot winds of the unirrigated American desert.
            —John R. Spears
  Withered like hay.
            —Edmund Spenser
  Wither like a dying rose.
            —Frank L. Stanton
  Withered like stars in the morning.
            —Robert Louis Stevenson
  Withered all our strength like flame.
            —Algernon Charles Swinburne
  My heart is smitten, and withered like grass.
            —Old Testament
  Wither as the green herb.
            —Old Testament
Withered like an apple that the snow
Finds still upon the bough.
            —L. Frank Tooker
  Withered, as in death congealed.
            —Martin Farquhar Tupper
  The egoist withers like a solitary barren tree.
            —Ivan Turgenev
  Withered as if struck by a blight.
  Wither like a thing of earth.
            —Alaric A. Watts

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