- All of the sound plump seeds run off on to the cloth, while the shriveled seeds, bits of stalk, dirt, weed seeds, etc. - "The Cauliflower", A. A. Crozier.
- Admetus took the man's shriveled hand, and he asked him if he would not take the king's place and go with Death that was coming for him. - "The Golden Fleece and the Heroes who Lived Before Achilles", Padraic Colum.
- The old woman, with a face shriveled like that of an aged monkey, crouched in her chair and sucked with toothless gums at a clay pipe. - "The Portal of Dreams", Charles Neville Buck.