Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Languid; languishing; expiring.

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Examples

  • Hence the eye of Narcissus, an idea hardly suggested by the look of the daffodil (or asphodel) - flower, is at times the glance of a spy and at times the die-away look of a mistress.

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

  • His lips twitched at a mental image of her listless and die-away, lethargic on her bed.

    The Perfect Lover

  • They knew what was decorous behavior and what was not and they never failed to make their opinions known—Mrs. Merriwether at the top of her voice, Mrs. Elsing in an elegant die-away drawl and Mrs. Whiting in a distressed whisper which showed how much she hated to speak of such things.

    Gone with the Wind

  • “And the McLure girls have been called to Virginia,” said Mrs. Elsing in her die-away voice, fanning herself languidly as if neither this nor anything else mattered very much.

    Gone with the Wind

  • “And the McLure girls have been called to Virginia,” said Mrs. Elsing in her die-away voice, fanning herself languidly as if neither this nor anything else mattered very much.

    Gone with the Wind

  • They knew what was decorous behavior and what was not and they never failed to make their opinions known—Mrs. Merriwether at the top of her voice, Mrs. Elsing in an elegant die-away drawl and Mrs. Whiting in a distressed whisper which showed how much she hated to speak of such things.

    Gone with the Wind

  • “And the McLure girls have been called to Virginia,” said Mrs. Elsing in her die-away voice, fanning herself languidly as if neither this nor anything else mattered very much.

    Gone with the Wind

  • They knew what was decorous behavior and what was not and they never failed to make their opinions known—Mrs. Merriwether at the top of her voice, Mrs. Elsing in an elegant die-away drawl and Mrs. Whiting in a distressed whisper which showed how much she hated to speak of such things.

    Gone with the Wind

  • They knew what was decorous behavior and what was not and they never failed to make their opinions known—Mrs. Merriwether at the top of her voice, Mrs. Elsing in an elegant die-away drawl and Mrs. Whiting in a distressed whisper which showed how much she hated to speak of such things.

    Gone with the Wind

  • “And the McLure girls have been called to Virginia,” said Mrs. Elsing in her die-away voice, fanning herself languidly as if neither this nor anything else mattered very much.

    Gone with the Wind

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