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 Meanings and Examples of LANGUISH
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 v.  lose animation; be or become weak or feeble; lose strength or vigor
Classic Sentence:
1  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.
Oliver Twist By Charles Dickens
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER X
2  They had seemed stiff and undetailed, but now there strode from them a personality, a personality unlike that of the languishing young man in the velvet jacket playing a dummy piano in a canvas room.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XXXVIII
3  If he had expected to find her languishing, reproachful, or indulging in sentimental tears, he must have been greatly surprised.
The Awakening By Kate Chopin
Context  Highlight   In XXIX
4  His cheeks were the color of crushed grapes, and his dusky eyes glowed with a languishing fire.
The Awakening By Kate Chopin
Context  Highlight   In XXX
5  He bowed himself out; and Mrs. Sparsit, hiding in the window curtain, saw him languishing down the street on the shady side of the way, observed of all the town.
Hard Times By Charles Dickens
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 2: CHAPTER I
6  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.
Oliver Twist By Charles Dickens
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XXXII
7  I am certain of it; his languishing looks and modulated tones when addressing Mademoiselle Danglars fully proclaim his intentions.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Context  Highlight   In Chapter 77. Haidee.
8  This was a full-blown, very plump damsel, fair as waxwork, with handsome and regular features, languishing blue eyes, and ringleted yellow hair.
Jane Eyre By Charlotte Bronte
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XXI
9  She was pale and fair, with long curls falling in profusion over her shoulders, had large, blue, languishing eyes, rosy lips, and hands of alabaster.
The Three Musketeers By Alexandre Dumas
10  Then it languished and lengthened, and became a waltz.
Between the Acts By Virginia Woolf
Context  Highlight   In Unit 8
11  The robbery at the Bank had not languished before, and did not cease to occupy a front place in the attention of the principal of that establishment now.
Hard Times By Charles Dickens
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 3: CHAPTER III
12  Clym's boyish love for her might have languished, but it might easily be revived again.
Return of the Native By Thomas Hardy
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 2: 6 The Two Stand Face to Face
13  Before Father Madeleine's arrival, everything had languished in the country; now everything lived with a healthy life of toil.
Les Misérables (V1) By Victor Hugo
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 5: CHAPTER II—MADELEINE
14  On her side, Cosette languished.
Les Misérables (V4) By Victor Hugo
15  A few other topics of general interest were introduced by Mr. Brooke and wet-blanketed by Mrs. Brooke, and conversation languished.
Little Women By Louisa May Alcott
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER TWENTY-EIGHT
Example Sentence:
1  Left at Miss Minchin's school for girls while her father went off to war, Sarah Crewe refused to languish; instead, she hid her grief and actively befriended her less fortunate classmates.
2  After languishing in obscurity for many years, her early novels have recently been rediscovered.
3  The soldier is lying on the bed, languishing of wounds.
4  Without the founder's drive and direction, the company gradually languished.
5  Our project languished during the holidays.
6  Since the war the industry has gradually languished.