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Lose energy and vigor, become enfeebled and weak, as in She was wasting away before our eyes . [Late 1300s]

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Perhaps it's his bringin' up; but he sickens day by day, And he doesn't take no food, and I'm seein' him waste away.

If any one group is over-used there will come a time when they will begin to waste away.

For wise Zeus ordained that he should live for three generations of mortal men and not waste away with old age.

He would believe himself sincere and in the end his resolution would waste away into procrastination and specious excuses.

It is not allowed to waste away, however much the constituent parts of it may shift.


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