pine away

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Synonyms for pine away

lose vigor, health, or flesh, as through grief

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The fishermen will groan and lament, all who cast hooks into the Nile; those who throw nets on the water will pine away.' Is that not what Balaha [a derogatory name for el-Sissi] is doing in Egypt [?]...
Finally, don't fret that your dog will pine away from loneliness while he's off with the pro.
"She's so much happier, I was really worried she was going to pine away and die of a brokenheart.
"You can see pretty quickly which ones have the focus, the ability to thrive in a highly stimulating environment and the disposition to travel." But some love performing so much they'll pine away after being retired.
Some people I deeply respect and love as Christian siblings literally pine away for a mate, partly because of loneliness, which I empathize with, and partly because of the perception that being single is somehow abnormal and that life is of less value because of it.
She couldn't just sit in the corner - she would pine away and die.
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.