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  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of languish.


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  • His name languished in the Senate, and he was finally turned down.19 Most nominations, however, went through Congress unopposed or with little opposition.

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  • But the older brother appeared too menacing to the bipartisan traditions of the Senate and the idea languished until 2010.


  • Yet in other cases he almost abdicated his leadership role -- as during the last couple of years, while the Bundestag languished in deadlock over tax reform and other moves to revamp the welfare state.

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  • Chief U.S. District Judge Stephen Raslavich has complained the company has "languished" in bankruptcy for more than 18 months.

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  • That was obviously not the opinion of Ann Sadler's friends when they brought this case to the attention of the court, nor does it seem to be her opinion- she 'languished' for several days before dying.

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  • Leaders of South Africa (Contralesa), used the opportunity to appeal to government to assist all communities who wished to conduct searches for articles which they believe "languished" in foreign lands.

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  • Other cabinet members dismissed Dill’s proposal, and the idea languished.

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  • Retail sales dipped, big-ticket sales "languished" and sales of U. S.-made cars stayed in the "doldrums," while foreign-made autos fared better.

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  • "languished" until American ministers could be ordained in England: "Pious and suitable divines were at length selected, and sent to the mother country, to receive that authority, which, it is understood, can only be transmitted directly from one to the other, and thus obtain, in order to preserve, that unity in their churches, which properly belonged to a people of the same nation" (102).

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  • Well, we never did a seven inch (except for one that was part of a label series, which meant that the cover and the title were sort of more beholden to the big picture rather than our dumb ideas) and the whole thing kind of languished, and now, ten years later, in conjunction with our ten year anniversary show and subsequent west coast run (the first run in over 2 years), we've got our first real seven inch on our hands.


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