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- v. To lose energy and become weak and feeble.
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I am alarmed at the intimations you already give, of the speedy blowing up of our arrangement -- not from a breach of your pledge, but from your anxieties, your griefs, your fears, your yearning to be with your son, which will leave me no alternative but to restore him to you, or to see you waste away under their continual corrodings.
As they are not seen on their way down the streams, it is thought by fishermen that they never return, but waste away and die, clinging to rocks and stumps of trees for an indefinite period; a tragic feature in the scenery of the river bottoms worthy to be remembered with Shakespeare's description of the sea-floor.
It took every ounce of resolve I had to keep pushing forward and not just grab Cath’s hand, steer her to a park bench, and proceed to waste away the day.