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I remember singer Freddie Mercury was such a beautiful, strapping young man and he withered away after he got Aids.
It can be said," Santiestevan admitted, "that without the Ford Foundation's commitment to a strategy of national and local institution-building, the Chicano movement would have withered away in many areas.
While investigating an unreported Puget Sound oil spill by a tanker for energy giant ConocoPhillips in early 2004, the Post-Intelligencer discovered a regulatory regime that had withered away, tanker operators who were flouting the rules and a climate of performance that threatens a repeat of the 1994 Exxon Valdez disaster.
The magic of movies withered away his lower legs on screen, but the British actor looked hardy and fit as he reminded us that Roosevelt was a hero of the world, not just America.
An independent peace movement has started in Northern Ireland in the past, but eventually withered away.
Opposition from hundreds of other garden centres withered away after an impressed team of judges from the Garden Centre Association gave family-owned Webbs the awards for best indoor, outdoor and aquatic plants in the country.
Jenni, 28, who last night hosted a Scots charity ball and is patron of Breast Cancer 2000, said: 'Mrs Waite withered away to hardly half her weight.
Yucca, banana and sugar cane crops have withered away, and thousands of bony cows have been slaughtered.
They start with first-person testimony from former patrons and staff at a club that initially swelled with urbanites, and then withered away after police raids terrorized the customers.
July and August have both been exceptionally dry months, the flowers have dried out and withered away, unfortunately this only em phasises that the whole town is dying,as more businesses close this year, with windows and frontages being boarded up.
Early on Buchloh states his case about the decline of art criticism quite well: "Once the traditional assumption that artistic practices supposedly generate a critical if not utopian dimension of experience had withered away, we were left with a sense of the primacy of institutional and economic interests.
Taxpayer-supported religion at the state level withered away.