As the idea of commercial drones edges closer, one Colorado man is pining for the right to shoot them down.
In other words, he is just what much of South Carolina electorate has been pining for.
With another showdown pending on Capitol Hill, pundits are pining for a centrist third party to solve our political problems.
“My character was only intended to be in the pilot, and started out very weepy and pining for Archer,” says Greer.
While on her honeymoon with poet W.B. Yeats, she was devastated to discover he was pining for another woman.
There was nothing of the pining lover, nor of the lover at all, in his demeanour.
And here was she pining in secret for him who pined for her?
One day, pining perhaps for fresh diet, he grappled with his mistress and bit her hand.
I've been pining for a glimpse of The Kid's smile and your scowl.
A dog has been known to convey food to another of his species who was tied up and pining for want of it.
"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.