Instinctively, like a wilting plant, the young form straightened and freshened until the man stopped looking at the stars.
The little mountain blossom was wilting and fading slowly away.
She chuckled, and Freddie, who had been wilting on the fender, perked up.
As you have foreseen, I felt suddenly the wilting of my will.
Men were mopping their faces; some of the debutantes looked like wilting roses; the faces of some of the older women were shining.
Was not a whole family broken and wilting for lack of means to transplant it?
After cutting, the asparagus should be removed out of the sun as soon as possible to prevent its wilting and discoloring.
Now she was wilting—how many gardenias had she seen droop, turn brown.
And now suddenly this light was dimmed; his laurels were wilting.
"It seemed like a great tomb, with its thousands of wilting roses," she said.
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.