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.
Which isn't so awful that he can't take a few minutes out from the beatings and murder attempts to pine away for Sara (Sarah Wayne Callies, another victim of humiliating story lines).
the brain, and condemning its victim to pine away in the fullness of his