At the same time, Walter White—the father who wants to protect and provide for his family—is withering as well.
Consumption once referred to a withering away of the body, something mysterious consuming you bit by bit.
They would talk about the withering depression that had been his constant suffering.
He may at some point, but first he has to withstand the withering scrutiny that comes with frontrunnerdom.
What will she do if she testifies again—change her account under Issa's withering questions?
Nevertheless they advanced, and continued pressing forward, only to be mown down by the withering fire of our Mausers.
Their crops were withering, the forests shedding their leaves.
It is true that he was not altogether unhurt by the withering indifference to God that he beheld on all sides.
The withering of the leaves when the corn is young, shows the presence of this pest.
Armed with muskets they were able to pour a withering fire upon their opponents.
1530s, alteration of Middle English wydderen "dry up, shrivel" (c.1300), apparently a differentiated and special use of wederen "to expose to weather" (see weather). Cf. German verwittern "to become weather-beaten," from Witter "weather."