pine away


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pine away (after someone or something)

to waste away in melancholy and longing for someone or something. A year later, he was still pining away after Claire. Still, he is pining away.
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pine away

v.
To wither or waste away from longing or grief: After its owner was killed, the old dog pined away and died.
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Siering concluded: "This is a film full of gender stereotypes-testosterone-driven male aggression, females who pine away over lost loves, boys who fix motorcycles and the girls who watch them.
You must think a lot of yourself if you expected her to pine away.
We wouldn't sell just one on its own though to someone intending to keep it as a pet, they're herd animals, they pine away if they don't have other buffaloes for company.
Which isn't so awful that he can't take a few minutes out from the beatings and murder attempts to pine away for Sara (Sarah Wayne Callies, another victim of humiliating story lines).
the brain, and condemning its victim to pine away in the fullness of his
They said: "If Anne was taken away from her familiar surroundings, and the company of those she loves, she would quite simply pine away and die.
And he says he would 'just pine away at home' if he were forced to give up his job.