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languish
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Oliver Twist
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  • At length, he began to languish for fresh air, and took many occasions of earnestly entreating the old gentleman to allow him to go out to work with his two companions.
  • The days were peaceful and serene; the nights brought with them neither fear nor care; no languishing in a wretched prison, or associating with wretched men; nothing but pleasant and happy thoughts.

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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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