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Pine, vb. 1) intr. a) to want food, to starve: “the orphan --s while the oppressor feeds,” Lucr. 905. “like still --ing Tantalus he sits,” Lucr. 905 “he ten times --s that --s beholding food,” Lucr. 905 “thus do I p. and surfeit day by day,” Sonn. 75, 13. “why doest thou p. within and suffer dearth,” 146, 3. 146, 3 “the dearth that I have --d in,” Gent. II, 7, 16. “the mind shall banquet, though the body p.” LLL I, 1, 25. “to love, to wealth, to pomp, I p. and die,” LLL I, 1, 25 With for, == to hunger for: “cloyed with much, he --th still for more,” Lucr. 98.
b) to wear away, to languish: “I alone must sit and p.” Lucr. 795. “hanging her pale and --d cheek beside,” Compl. 32. “now all these hearts . . . with bleeding groans they p.” Compl. 32 Shr. I, 1, 160. Tw. II, 4, 115. H5 II, 4, 107. IV Chor. H5 II, 4, 107 H6A II, 5, 57. III, 3, 49. Mcb. I, 3, 23. Per. I, 2, 31. “to p. away:” R2 III, 2, 209. Lr. I, 4, 80. With for, == to languish for: “for whom, and not for Tybalt, Juliet --d,” Rom. V, 3, 236. “all which we p. for now,” Mcb. III, 6, 37.
2) trans. a) to starve: “poor birds, deceived with painted grapes, do surfeit by the eye and p. the maw,” Ven. 602. b) to wear out, to afflict: “where shivering cold and sickness --s the clime,” R2 V, 1, 77.
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