Shrivel vs Whither - What's the difference?
As verbs the difference between shrivel and whither
is that shrivel
is to collapse inward; to crumble while whither
is (intransitive|obsolete|dialectal) to wuther.
As an adverb whither is
(literary|or|archaic) to which place.
To collapse inward; to crumble.
To become wrinkled.
- I saw him shrivel on the ground in fear.
To draw into wrinkles.
- His fingers were shriveled from being in the bath for too long.
- The hot sun shrivelled the leaves.
(literary, or, archaic) To which place.
* 1918 , , Mirado Modern Classics, paperback edition, page 8
* 1885 , , Penguin Red Classics, paperback edition, page 24
- The wagon jolted on, carrying me I knew not whither .
- And with the same grave countenance he hurried through his breakfast and drove to the police station, whither the body had been carried.
* This word is unusual in modern usage; where is much more common. It is more often encountered in older works, or when used poetically.
* Do not confuse with whether'' or ''wither .