Most presidents bloom in office as the power of their rhetoric assumes the gravity of office, President Obama has wilted.
Twelve euros for wilted lettuce topped with a pile of canned corn and other assorted veggies?
The excessive heat had wilted these flowers of loveliness and faded their bright hues.
Clara flashed a withering glance at him, under which he wilted.
And the two boys, having met with the usual fate of peacemakers, fell back, red and wilted.
Then he ventured into the heat and glare of Broadway where humanity stewed and wilted.
We put her out at home in a wilted condition from pure good times, and then Matthew took me on up to Elmnest.
He is much like a wilted leaf in the hands of this boy and girl.
Look the greens over carefully, rejecting all leaves that are wilted or otherwise spoiled.
Julia wilted a little; but her sister, Mrs. Glynn, was not perturbed.
1690s, probably an alteration of welk "to wilt," probably from Middle Dutch or Middle Low German welken "to wither," cognate with Old High German irwelhen "become soft." Related: Wilted; wilting.