Dwine is my word of the day

Did you know that dwine is a verb closely related to dwindle? It means to pine, or waste away.

Dwine is totally going into my next book. I can't wait to see my editor's reaction.

9 comments:

Vicky Alvear Shecter said...

You must report her response!

Sarah W said...

As in, "I must dine before I dwine?" :)

RWMG said...

A very young author used 'dwine'
Which his editor changed into 'pine'.
The editor said, "Gary,
Readers won't tarry
If they don't know the words on page nine."

Amalia T. said...

Ha! that is an awesome word! How did it ever fall out of use?!

Botanist said...

Wonderful word! How about seeing how many times you can work it into everyday conversation over the next week?

Gary Corby said...

Amalia, it didn't fall out of use. It dwined.

Stephanie Thornton said...

Ohhh... That's a great word! I wonder if I can work that into my classroom tomorrow- the energy for work has definitely dwined (I'm guessing that's correct for past tense) as tomorrow is the last school day before Spring Break.

Yay!

Donna Hole said...

A very interesting word. I'll have to use it sometime tomorrow.

.......dhole

The Golden Eagle said...

That's an interesting word!