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long-wished-for

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  • At length, the death of an old aunt, who left me some fifteen hundred pounds, snugly vested in the three per cents, gave me the long-wished-for opportunity of retiring, with the prospect of enjoying a clean shirt and a guinea four times a-week at least.

    The Monastery

  • What transports, what pleasure, will this happy, long-wished-for reconciliation give her dutiful heart!

    Clarissa Harlowe

  • I am so taken up with my preparation for this joyful and long-wished-for journey, that I cannot spare one moment for any other business, having several matters of the last importance to settle first.

    Clarissa Harlowe

  • My prayers have been heard, the long-wished-for reconciliation is now effected, and

    The Adventures of Ferdinand Count Fathom

  • AFTER my return from Gilolo to Ternate, in March 1858, I made arrangements for my long-wished-for voyage to the mainland of New

    The Malay Archipelago

  • These losses, however, are at the time partly relieved by the exhaustless delight of anticipating the long-wished-for day of return.

    Journal of researches into the geology and natural history of the various countries visited by H.M.S. Beagle

  • He added that it arose simply from a rivalry between iron plates and shot, and, finally, that the scene at the meeting was only the long-wished-for opportunity for Nicholl to pay off an old grudge.

    From the Earth to the Moon

  • He tried to picture to himself the frame of mind of a son who had inherited a vast fortune, and who, thanks to that wealth, may now know many long-wished-for delights, which the avarice of his father had prohibited — a father, nevertheless, beloved and regretted.

    Pierre And Jean

  • It was not long before the latter had made the long-wished-for acquaintance of little Snowflake, the lively Greenfinch, and the well-behaved goats belonging to grandfather, as well as of the many others, including the Grand Turk.

    Heidi

  • The long-wished-for morrow had come at last, gloomy and colorless, without realizing any of my vague hopes.

    Stories by Foreign Authors: German — Volume 1

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