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  • ’But now,’ said the first gentleman, ’now we have the happiness we have pined and languished for.
  • ’Quite away?’ said the gentleman, with a languishing look.
  • Have we pined and languished for this happiness, Pyke, or have we not?’
  • She does not languish for you, and it might have been dangerous.
  • …by the apparition of an old black velvet cap, which, by slow degrees, as if its wearer were ascending a ladder or pair of steps, rose above the wall dividing their garden from that of the next cottage, (which, like their own, was a detached building,) and was gradually followed by a very large head, and an old face, in which were a pair of most extraordinary grey eyes: very wild, very wide open, and rolling in their sockets, with a dull, languishing, leering look, most ugly to behold.
  • Still, though he loved and languished after the most orthodox models, and was only deterred from making a confidante of Kate by the slight considerations of having never, in all his life, spoken to the object of his passion, and having never set eyes upon her, except on two occasions, on both of which she had come and gone like a flash of lightning—or, as Nicholas himself said, in the numerous conversations he held with himself, like a vision of youth and beauty much too bright to…

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  • The prisoner languished in the dungeon for years.
  • If you’re worried their conversation will languish, include Kim. She will assure stimulating conversation no matter who is at the table.

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