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Noun
The act of one who pines
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A superficial or transient feeling of liking or attraction
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A sentimental longing or wistful affection for a period in the past
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The faculty by which a person decides on and initiates action
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Intense sorrow, especially caused by someone's death
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Adjective
Having an intense or passionate interest
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Behaving oddly, or as though in distress, due to being overcome by feelings of love
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Missing one's home and family very much when away
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Overcome with deep or intense sorrow
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Lacking energy, spirit, liveliness or vitality
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Weak and unhealthy
Verb
Present participle for to suffer a mental and physical decline
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“Others shrink into dark melancholy and continue to pine away.”
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Present participle for to feel or express emotional or mental anguish
“You can't continue to pine away like this. Lovers break up all the time and manage to get on with their lives.”
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Present participle for to long for or desire someone or something
“Angelica married a rich bore who dragged her to London, but she continued to pine for Hamilton from across the ocean.”
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Present participle for to think deeply about something that makes one unhappy, angry, or worried
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Present participle for to anticipate, expect, or wait for, especially with a feeling of approval or pleasure
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Present participle for to act in a dreamily infatuated manner
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Present participle for be constantly or visibly anxious
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Present participle for be silent, morose, and bad-tempered out of annoyance or disappointment
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(dated) Present participle for to feel or display deep distress
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