It's easier to be apart than together and pining for someone you can't see.
In other words, he is just what much of South Carolina electorate has been pining for.
“My character was only intended to be in the pilot, and started out very weepy and pining for Archer,” says Greer.
If the downfall of Alex Rodriguez leaves you pining for a true sports hero, try skateboarder Danny Renaud.
As the idea of commercial drones edges closer, one Colorado man is pining for the right to shoot them down.
There was nothing of the pining lover, nor of the lover at all, in his demeanour.
Now let us enter the carriage, for I am just pining to hear what it is you have on hand.
One day, pining perhaps for fresh diet, he grappled with his mistress and bit her hand.
I warrant that she is pining away for want of a crust of bread.'
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.