- v. present participle of shrivel.
“Envy clouds though, clobbers generosity, precludes any hope of sincerity, and ends in shriveling the heart -- reasons enough to fight free of it with all one's mental strength.”
“Want of attention to this particular is very apt to produce a disease in the vines, which ends in what is called shanking, that is, a shriveling of the short stems of the grapes after they have set.”
“KALB: I mean, when you think of Gore kind of shriveling up, as it were, in contrast to the ebullient Gore that you see privately, is it because politics has a way of paralyzing personality, real personality?”
“If the U.S. Attorney's Office does continue the case, it has made clear its next line of offense: it will have Bonds's former mistress, Kimberly Bell, testify in detail about the alleged "shriveling" of Bonds's testicles.”
“They serve as channels to inform the American people about the corruption crew in charge, and they are thriving, while the old media outlets are shriveling on the vine.”
“Instead of shriveling into a ball, he got out there to maximize his new break in life, learning the English language as he went.”
“All of our living has been done more or less in these streets, even if they seem to be shriveling away from us by the day.”
“Half an hour later, as I sat in the kitchen writing out my notes, I suddenly felt a shriveling sensation, as if I were a balloon filled with water and all of it was gushing out of me, leaving me empty and depleted.”
“Revenue that was supposed to grow was instead shriveling amid troubling signs from Wall Street and stagnant employment.”
“But just as New Jersey's boutique vineyards come of age, they are also on the verge of shriveling up, wine makers and economists say.”
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