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Pine away   /paɪn əwˈeɪ/   Listen
Pine away

Lose vigor, health, or flesh, as through grief.  Synonyms: languish, waste.

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"Pine away" Quotes from Famous Books

... of his army was left, and the few men that survived were in a miserably destitute condition. Antony's eagerness to see Cleopatra became more and more excited as the time drew nigh. She did not come so soon as he had expected, and during the delay he seemed to pine away under the influence of love and sorrow. He was silent, absent-minded, and sad. He had no thoughts for any thing but the coming of Cleopatra, and felt no interest in any other plans. He watched for her incessantly, and would sometimes leave his place at the table, in the midst ...
— Cleopatra • Jacob Abbott

... ye that pant for living streams, And pine away and die, Here you may quench your raging thirst With ...
— Hymns and Spiritual Songs • Isaac Watts

... appalls me to think that my large fortune may hereafter be misused to maintain that despicable glutton in his rioting. All my poor people, all the hands now actively employed in this spot, would again pine away and be condemned to beggary and sloth. It is a sacred duty to forestall this. What are your views, my young friend, for your ...
— The Old Man of the Mountain, The Lovecharm and Pietro of Abano - Tales from the German of Tieck • Ludwig Tieck

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