Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The state of languishing, or of pining or drooping.
- n. A languid appearance or expression; hence, softness of look or mien; tender yieldingness or compliance.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. The state of languishing.
- n. Tenderness of look or mien; amorous pensiveness.
“Oh, clouded wilderness of death, into whose embrace we must all fall - you are the very essence of mystery and languishment.”
“The first person that addressed them was Captain Aresby, who, with his usual delicate languishment, smiled upon Cecilia, and softly whispering,”
“Presently he shifted his hands to her slender waist, when his finger tips sank into the soft folds of her middle, breeding languishment, and he fell a trembling like the”
“By hearts and livers flowing fire for languishment:”
“Alexander the Great, turned on one side, with an expression of languishment and anxiety in his countenance.”
“ Shall tune our heart-strings to true languishment.”
“Narcissa insisted on going home immediately: and, as I led her to the door, her noble admirer, with a look full of languishment, directed to her a profound bow, which stung me to the soul.”
“Thomas Linacre, physician to King Henry VIII., a man learned in the Greek and Latin languages, and particularly skilful in physick, by which he restored many from a state of languishment and despair to life.”
“Without health life is only a languishment and an image of death.”
“Oriental languishment of manner, was every where the theme of admiration.”
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