Definitions

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  • v. Present participle of dwine.

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Examples

  • What are ye all thinking of that ye cannot see that she's dwining and pining for a pleasant house and a cheerful life; David said it before – and he was most willing to be at all the charges – but they would not listen to him, and no doubt it's a great deal worse now.

    Kirsteen: The Story of a Scotch Family Seventy Years Ago

  • I says, and 'twas thrue for me, that I 'd me pumpkins planted the week before she'd dropped anny old melon seed into the ground, and the same bein' already dwining from so manny bugs.

    The Queen's Twin and Other Stories

  • The minister was weel thocht o '; he was aye late at the writing -- folk wad see his can'le doon by the Dule Water after twal' at e'en; and he seemed pleased wi 'himsel' and upsitten as at first, though a 'body could see that he was dwining.

    Stories by English Authors: Scotland (Selected by Scribners)

  • The minister was weel thocht o '; he was aye late at the writing, folk wad see his can'le doon by the Dule water after twal' at e'en; and he seemed pleased wi 'himsel' and upsitten as at first, though a 'body could see that he was dwining.

    Merry Men

  • The whole house has been mad entirely, and lost widout you; the children rampaging and playing pranks, and Miss Cherry dwining and pining to a skeleton, so that but for Master Clem and that holy woman, the Sisther, 'tis scarce alive ye'd have found her.

    The Pillars of the House, V1

  • 'They tell me 'tis the way you goes on with all young women as have the ill-luck to believe you, and that 'tis all along of your hard-heartedness that poor Miss Marianne looks so dwining.'

    Dynevor Terrace: or, the clue of life — Volume 1

  • They thought her looking very pale, and Jane now and then reproached her with eating no more than a sparrow, and told her she was getting into a dwining way; but she made no answer, except that she 'could do her work.'

    Dynevor Terrace: or, the clue of life — Volume 2

  • It was the fashion to be strong and healthy in that house, and I was never really ill -- but I came as a little stunted, dwining cockney, and so I was considered ever after -- never quite comfortable, often forgetting myself in enjoyment, paying for it afterwards, but quite used to it.

    The Young Step-Mother

  • If ye was only aware of what doctors had to do and see, between dwining weans and crying wives, ye would have thought twice before ye let that out.

    The Life of Mansie Wauch tailor in Dalkeith

  • The very sun may appear dim to such folks as choose only to look at him through green spectacles; as by the poor wretch who is dwining in the jaundice, the driven snow could be sworn to as a bright yellow.

    The Life of Mansie Wauch tailor in Dalkeith

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