pine away

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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.
the brain, and condemning its victim to pine away in the fullness of his