Definition of Pine away

1. Verb. Lose vigor, health, or flesh, as through grief. "After her husband died, she just pined away"

Exact synonyms: Languish, Waste
Generic synonyms: Weaken
Derivative terms: Languisher, Wastage

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Pine Away

pine-barren sandwort
pine-needle oil
pine-tar rag
pine away (current term)
pine cone
pine cones
pine family
pine fern
pine finch
pine green
pine grosbeak
pine hyacinth
pine knot
pine leaf aphid
pine lily
pine lizard
pine marten
pine martens

Literary usage of Pine away

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1. Matthew Paris's English History: From the Year 1235 to 1273 by Matthew Paris, John Allen Giles (1853)
"... and preferring to be killed in battle rather than to pine away with hunger, he mounted a valuable horse armed to the teeth, and, suddenly opening the ..."

2. An Eye for an Eye by Anthony Trollope (1879)
"but nevertheless it was a pain to him to see a young girl, good-looking, healthy, fit to be the mother of children, pine away, unsought for, uncoupled,—as ..."

3. The Anatomy of Melancholy: What it Is, with All the Kinds, Causes, Symptoms by Robert Burton (1880)
"... sorrow strikes the heart, makes it tremble and pine away, with great pain ; and the black blood drawn from the spleen, and diffused under the ribs, ..."

4. Isaiah: a New Translation: With a Preliminary Dissertation, and Notes by Robert Lowth (1834)
"... and pine away j <' That day, let it become darkness ; Nor let the flowing light radiate upon it. Let not God from above inquire 'after it ; Let it not ..."

5. Ṿayyiḳra = Leviticus by Marcus Moritz Kalisch (1872)
""They pine away on account of their iniquity, and also on account of the iniquities of their fathers with them do they pine away". ..."

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