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languish
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Definition to suffer in a bad situation for a long time
  • The prisoner languished in the dungeon for years.
languished = suffering in a bad situation for a long time
  • If you're worried their conversation will languish, include Kim. She will assure stimulating conversation no matter who is at the table.
  • languish = to suffer in a bad situation for a long time
  • "What does 'languishing' mean?"
    E. B. White  --  Charlotte's Web
  • languishing = suffering in a bad situation for a long time
  • It exasperated her to think that the dungeon in which she had languished for so many unhappy years had been unlocked all the time,
    George Bernard Shaw  --  Pygmalion
  • languished = suffered in a bad situation for a long time
  • I am sure you don't want to languish in the dungeons of Limerick jail far from friends and family.
    Frank McCourt  --  Angela's Ashes
  • languish = suffer in a bad situation for a long time
  • Months passed, and Kano languished in prison, frightened and humiliated.
    Laura Hillenbrand  --  Unbroken
  • languished = suffered in a bad situation for a long time
  • death ... that rids our dogs of languish
    William Shakespeare  --  Antony and Cleopatra
  • languish = to suffer in a bad situation for a long time
  • If he had expected to find her languishing ... he must have been greatly surprised.
    Kate Chopin  --  The Awakening
  • languishing = suffering in a bad situation for a long time
  • They have languished in filthy, roach infested jails,
    Martin Luther King, Jr.  --  Letter from a Birmingham Jail
  • languished = suffered in a bad situation for a long time
  • All these people languishing in filth, praying for the 'Great Prusias' to stop and make their fortune.
    Henry H. Neff  --  The Fiend And The Forge
  • languishing = suffering in a bad situation for a long time
  • Maybe all hospitals should import groups of rabble-rousing punk rockers to kick-start the languishing patients' hearts.
    Gayle Forman  --  If I Stay
  • languishing = suffering in a bad situation for a long time
  • So Ah got up on de high stool lak she told me, but Pheoby, Ah done nearly languished tuh death up dere.
    Zora Neale Hurston  --  Their Eyes Were Watching God
  • languished = suffered in a bad situation for a long time
  • At present, Mulch was languishing in a stone-walled cell in LEP Central.
    Eoin Colfer  --  Artemis Fowl
  • languishing = suffering in a bad situation for a long time
  • Cat languishes in cellar for two days.
    Stephen King  --  Misery
  • languishes = suffers in a bad situation for a long time
  • There are insect carcasses everywhere, squashed against the windowpanes and walls, languishing in pools of water behind the taps of the sink.
    Jhumpa Lahiri  --  The Namesake
  • languishing = suffering in a bad situation for a long time
  • a man that languishes in your displeasure.
    William Shakespeare  --  Othello, the Moor of Venice
  • languishes = suffers in a bad situation for a long time
  • For several days, the six walked along a dusty road that bordered a field of languishing, half-harvested wheat.
    Henry H. Neff  --  The Second Siege
  • languishing = suffering in a bad situation for a long time
  • The careless owner hardly noticed it, and for some years it languished on the shelves, acquiring a pattern of mildew across the cover.
    Nicole Krauss  --  The History of Love
  • languished = suffered in a bad situation for a long time
  • To the which place a poor sequester'd stag,
    That from the hunter's aim had ta'en a hurt,
    Did come to languish ...
    William Shakespeare  --  As You Like It
  • languish = to suffer in a bad situation for a long time
  • Caspian was sorry for the others languishing in the hold of Pug's slave-ship,
    C.S. Lewis  --  The Voyage of the Dawn Trader
languishing = suffering for a long time

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