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Wasting away   /wˈeɪstɪŋ əwˈeɪ/   Listen
Wasting away

A decrease in size of an organ caused by disease or disuse.  Synonyms: atrophy, wasting.

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"Wasting away" Quotes from Famous Books

... as well stop right now," they thought, "and break up the Society at once. After all, sudden death would be easier than slowly wasting away." ...
— Jerusalem • Selma Lagerlof

... the sinking of the heart, of the wasting away of the body and mind, of the gradual failure of all the faculties under the contagion of a rankling sorrow, cannot be surpassed. Of the same kind is his farewel to his mistress, after he has gained her hand and lost his life ...
— Lectures on the English Poets - Delivered at the Surrey Institution • William Hazlitt

... Potawatomi and Delawares in the year 1808, near the close of his second administration, the broad humanitarianism and fatherly benevolence of the third president is at once apparent. In those addresses he laments the "destructive use of spirituous liquors," the wasting away of the tribes as a consequence thereof, and directs the attention of their chieftains to "temperance, peace and agriculture," as a means of restoring their former numbers, and establishing them firmly in the ways of peace. "Tell this, therefore, to your people on your return home. ...
— The Land of the Miamis • Elmore Barce

... journey, the animals will, if driven hard, soon show you where the collar ought to be cut, They generally get sore on the outer part of the shoulder, and this on account of the muscle wasting away. Teamsters on the plains and in the Western Territories cut all the collars when starting on a trip. It takes less time afterward to fit them to the teams, and ...
— The Mule - A Treatise On The Breeding, Training, - And Uses To Which He May Be Put • Harvey Riley

... we see ourselves wasting away, If the belle is always the same And cannot be animated, How ...
— Women of Modern France - Woman In All Ages And In All Countries • Hugo P. Thieme

... any other consideration. Only so much as contains the body of the warrant, the sheriff's return, and the seal, are given. The tattered margins are avoided, as they reveal the cloth, and impair the antique aspect of the document. The original is slowly disintegrating and wasting away, notwithstanding the efforts to preserve it; and its appearance, as seen to-day, can only be perpetuated in photograph. The warrant is reduced about one-third, ...
— Salem Witchcraft, Volumes I and II • Charles Upham

... pennyroyal, sage, balm, or other herb tea, delighted at an opportunity of signalizing her kindness and her doctorship. What drenchings did not the poor Wolfert undergo, and all in vain! It was a moving sight to behold him wasting away day by day, growing thinner and thinner and ghastlier and ghastlier, and staring with rueful visage from under an old patchwork counterpane, upon the jury of matrons kindly assembled to sigh and groan ...
— Stories by Modern American Authors • Julian Hawthorne

... was deferring the time of our departure from day to day, I was gradually losing strength, and, although I did not perceive it, my vital forces were slowly wasting away. When I sat at table, I experienced a violent distaste for food; at night two pale faces, that of Brigitte and of Smith, pursued me through frightful dreams. When they went to the theater in the evening, I refused to go with them; then, I went alone and concealed myself in ...
— The Confession of a Child of The Century • Alfred de Musset

Words linked to "Wasting away" :   kraurosis, wasting, atrophy, tabes, amyotrophy, symptom, amyotrophia

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