verb (used without object)
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Origin of languish
OTHER WORDS FROM languishlan·guish·er, noun
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Example sentences from the Web for languish
Other journalists and opposition activists languish in prison on similar charges.Behind Bars for the Holidays: 11 Political Prisoners We Want to See Free In 2015|Movements.Org|December 25, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Common sense, uncontroversial ideas tend to languish when attention has moved elsewhere.
Some of the authors most revered by their contemporaries now languish in relative obscurity.
Critical journalists continue to languish in prison and inside the courtrooms the breadth of the clampdown is on full display.Egypt Prepares to Anoint a Dictator and Call it an Election|Jesse Rosenfeld|May 21, 2014|DAILY BEAST
They see people just like them being elevated quickly to power while they languish, and they become envious.
If one could languish through life in the shell of a mere beauty that life would be a good deal simpler proposition than it is.Ancestors|Gertrude Atherton
If a man be poor who wishes to have everything, then an ambitious and a miserly man languish in extreme poverty.The 'Characters' of Jean de La Bruyre|Jean de La Bruyre
You who will not wish to see her languish—suffer—go mad—Thomas, I am not the raving being you take me for.The Circular Study|Anna Katharine Green
Their kings are without power and without glory; their subjects languish in indigence and wretchedness.Letters To Eugenia|Paul Henri Thiry Holbach
She would be left to languish and die in some awful Moorish prison.Fifty-Two Stories For Girls|Various