Forpine For*pine", v. t. To waste away completely by suffering or torment. [Archaic] ``Pale as a forpined ghost.'' --Chaucer. [1913 Webster]

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  • forpine — verb To waste away through suffering or through torment. But I which spend, the darke and dreadful night, / In watch and ward, when those birds take their rest, / Forpine my selfe, that Louers might delight, / To heare the notes, which breake out …   Wiktionary

  • forpine — v. n. == languish. 2402 B …   Oldest English Words

  • forpine — for·pine …   English syllables

  • forpine — fə(r)ˈpīn verb ( ed/ ing/ s) Etymology: Middle English forpinen, from for + pinen to pine more at pine archaic : to waste or pine away (as from anguish or suffering) …   Useful english dictionary

  • forepine — see forpine …   Useful english dictionary

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