How to use Languished in a sentence

languished
  • The brotherhood appears to have languished in obscurity during the republic, and to have been revived by Augustus.

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  • In 1100 he was captured by Danishmend of Sivas, and he languished in prison till 1103.

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  • But while poetry languished, prose, for the first time, began to flourish in Denmark.

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  • Many distinguished compositions appeared in its pages, but it gradually languished, and was given up after a year's experiment.

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  • A great wave of secularity rolled over the Church, engulfing the religious orders with the rest; love waxed cold, fervour languished; learning declined, discipline was relaxed, bitter rivalries broke out, especially between Franciscans and Dominicans.

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  • Subsequently the industry languished.

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  • In this dungeon he languished for two and a half years, and, despite all the efforts of Pope Honorius III.

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  • But the aristocratic youth still preferred frequenting the universities of Prague, Padua and Paris, and accordingly the newly founded studium languished.

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  • As a result the number of ships calling at Tristan considerably diminished and trade languished.

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  • Castruccio dominated Tuscany, where the Guelph cause, in the weakness of King Robert, languished.

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  • Commercial life also languished.

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  • The school had languished since the death of its founder and first head, Martin Planta (1727-1772), and von Salis hoped to revive it by reconstituting it as a "Philanthropin" under Bahrdt's management.

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  • The engine then languished in the open air, slowly deteriorating until under cover storage was provided about 15 years later.

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  • The Molby reign ended in October 2002 as the Tigers languished in 18 th place.

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  • Presently at a feast of Anahite Gregory refused to assist his sovereign in offering pagan sacrifice, and his parentage being now revealed, was thrown into a deep pit at Artashat, where he languished for fourteen years, during which persecution raged in Armenia.

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  • In most cases, however, closeouts are considered first-quality items, although they may have languished on shelf or rack for an extended period of time.

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  • A cosmopolitan center in the early 20th century to rival Paris and London, Shanghai languished after the Communist takeover in 1949.

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