pine away


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"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.
Don't obsess or pine away. Just enjoy the memories.
Previously, her husband Mr Roberts said that if Anne were taken away from her familiar surroundings, and the company of those she loves, she would "pine away and die".
the brain, and condemning its victim to pine away in the fullness of his
They said: "If Anne was taken away from her familiar surroundings, and the company of those she loves, she would quite simply pine away and die."
And he says he would 'just pine away at home' if he were forced to give up his job.
She even cried at an episode of the cartoon series Futurama, when one of the characters is whizzed into the future, leaving his faithful hound to pine away back in the 21st century.