Across the ocean, in 1942, in her diary Anne Frank pined for a dog just like Rin Tin Tin while trapped in an attic.
But on the other, what Costas calls a new "meanness" is really the kind of sportswriterly hard-headedness that Lipsyte pined for.
So I dropped Elite, and Ford—this agency that pined for me—is the same one that dropped me three months later.
Robbins pined for her, writing her passionate letters and visiting her in Warm Springs.
Altho they pined to succeed as play-makers, they scorned the trouble of mastering the methods of the theater.
Only every now and then he pined for wings to shorten the weary road.
How she had yearned and pined until the most fervent desire of her heart was fulfilled!
And here was she pining in secret for him who pined for her?
For many weeks the time passed slowly, as Sigurd brooded over his wrongs and pined in idleness.
Unmusical as she was, Catherine pined for her sister's music that evening.
"coniferous tree," Old English pin (in compounds), from Old French pin and directly from Latin pinus "pine, pine-tree, fir-tree," perhaps in reference to the sap or pitch, from PIE *peie- "to be fat, swell" (see fat (adj.)). Cf. Sanskrit pituh "juice, sap, resin," pitudaruh "pine tree," Greek pitys "pine tree." Also cf. pitch (n.1). Pine-top "cheap illicit whiskey," first recorded 1858, Southern U.S. slang. Pine-needle (n.) attested from 1866.
Old English pinian "to torture, torment, afflict, cause to suffer," from *pine "pain, torture, punishment," possibly ultimately from Latin poena "punishment, penalty," from Greek poine (see penal). A Latin word borrowed into Germanic (cf. Middle Dutch pinen, Old High German pinon, German Pein, Old Norse pina) with Christianity. Intransitive sense of "to languish, waste away," the main modern meaning, is first recorded early 14c. Related: Pined; pining.