wasting away

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They're not just an inspiration but a reminder of Britain's most shameful statistic - one million young people wasting away on the dole.
Even people who have seen the film several times will enjoy the timeless story of how Andy DuFrense (Robbins) fights to clear his name and win freedom from the jail where his life is slowly wasting away.
While we are all busy living our own lives, people like you are just wasting away.
HOUSE of Horrors killer Rose West is wasting away after staging a three-month hunger strike in prison.
Neither Ryan Hollins nor Ryan Wright filled the role, Alfred Aboya has been too injured to be reliable, he suffered a strained left hip flexor Tuesday and now is doubtful Thursday against Oregon State, and Michael Fey is wasting away on the bench.
This result indicates that the neurons took an active role in killing themselves, rather than wasting away passively,' the researchers report.
Just remember that the kids with sticks in hand will probably be better off running around than sitting in front of the tube wasting away to ``Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas.
He said: ``I could see myself wasting away in the reserves at Everton so I asked to go out on loan.
While Bush is spreading democracy to other nations, our own democracy is wasting away.
Katie's weight plummeted after she starred on Broadway in All My Sons and now she seems in danger of wasting away.