And second, the right-wing political class, operatives and people at think tanks, who want the welfare state to wither away.
But as time goes by, Chloe falls ill and begins to wither away.
Will he, like Khal Drogo before him, wither away from an infected wound?
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."