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languish
used in Oliver Twist

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Definition
to suffer in a bad situation for a long time
  • 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.
    Chapter 10 — Oliver Becomes Better Acquainted with the Characters of His.... (5% in)
  • 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.
    Chapter 32 — Of the Happy Life Oliver Began to Lead with His Kind Friends (79% in)

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