pine for

pine for (someone or something)

To desire or grieve over someone or something so intensely that one becomes depressed or melancholy. You can't just sitting here pining for your ex-boyfriend. It's over—you need to get out there and live your life! I can't stand these kids who pine for the latest, most expensive tech gadgets, even when they literally have no need for them!
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pine for

v.
To long or grieve intensely for someone or something: All summer he sat in the garden pining for his girlfriend back home. Many teachers pine for the days when students were better behaved.
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The data were analyzed for mean differences between loblolly pine and the pitch pine X loblolly pine for all years, and the last 10 years of growth.
"All of our food smelled like pine for a long time," she says.
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This Columbia Helicopters operation, which eventually logged 1.8 million board-feet of pine for Fibreboard, required virtually no road building (with its associated erosion), and produced no discernible impact on the land, while removing explosively flammable trees in a seriously overfueled forest.
My goal: to collect cones and seeds of Table Mountain pine for ecological studies.