Even among Republicans, in other words, the constituency for policies disadvantaging gay and lesbian couples is withering.
Here was a withering mind filing a report on his vanished past.
At the same time, Walter White—the father who wants to protect and provide for his family—is withering as well.
They would talk about the withering depression that had been his constant suffering.
After the film opened to withering reviews, his despair was complete.
Nevertheless they advanced, and continued pressing forward, only to be mown down by the withering fire of our Mausers.
They seem to see the withering effect of criticism on original genius.
It is true that he was not altogether unhurt by the withering indifference to God that he beheld on all sides.
But to his field repaired each day to view his withering crop.
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."