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    #1

    pine over/after/for

    ... something or somebody. Is there a difference in meaning?

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    Re: pine over/after/for

    Quote Originally Posted by alikim View Post
    ... something or somebody. Is there a difference in meaning?
    I've only heard and used "to pine for".

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    #3

    Re: pine over/after/for

    pine - definition of pine by the Free Online Dictionary, Thesaurus and Encyclopedia.

    pine for something or someone

    pining for a mythical past
    She was pining for her lost husband.

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    #4

    Re: pine over/after/for

    COCA has 103 sentences containing 'pine for', and only one with 'pine over'.

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    Re: pine over/after/for

    Thanks!

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    Re: pine over/after/for

    I looked up the COCA (what a marvelous resource) and got one result containing 'pine after', too.

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