Tikibu: pronunciation dictionary with use examples
IPA transcription: [p'aɪnɪŋ]
meaning of the word
a feeling of deep longing
"Why how now, whining, pining lover?" said he, clapping him on the shoulder.
A dog has been known to convey food to another of his species who was tied up and pining for want of it.
Faintings and hysterics had at first shaken her tender frame, and were succeeded by a settled and pining melancholy.
'The other two,' he said, 'which are to be fed three times, are not dead, but they are pining away, and won't last long.'
At that moment she was drawing on a long glove and, doubtless, pining to be flying over the dancing-floor, where, with clicking heels, four couples had now begun to thread the mazes of the mazurka.