Definitions

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  • adv. In a longing manner, with desire, yearningly.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adv. With longing.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • With eager desire or craving.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adv. in a yearning manner

Etymologies

longing +‎ -ly (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • I would gaze longingly from the speeding train to a little joint just off the tracks in Hillsdale, remarking to my colleagues every time we left Sunnyvale that someone had to go there with me for a cheeky martini.

    Steamies, Hillsdale

  • It’ll clock in at only 90 seconds long and, as for what it will contain, werewolves, vampires, and Bella looking at one of those two possibilities longingly is a sure bet.

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  • I told him I wanted to marry him (the Chef) but I think he may have been gay because he kept looking at Gil longingly, which is probably a good thing because I would weigh 300 pounds if I married him because everything he made was orgasmic.

    miss-k2 Diary Entry

  • “Caine…” His name whispered longingly from her lips as she brushed the back of her fingers across his cheek.

    The Pleasure Seekers

  • He could not get over the suddenness of it, and watched them forlornly, gazing enviously at their conferences over the medicine chest, once straightening himself from his search for stones to call longingly:

    The Emigrant Trail

  • I read their titles longingly, breathing on every accessible pane of glass, for I dared not attempt to open the doors, with the enemy encamped so near.

    Dream Days

  • I even recall longingly looking at images of the beautiful spritework in Kirby's Adventure in an issue of Nintendo Power.

    Verbal Spew

  • And, the rest of the conference probably looked kind of longingly at Mike's team last night too.

    Nuke Gingrich

  • I, too, leaned upon the rail and gazed longingly into the sea, with the certainty that sooner or later I should be sinking down, down, through the cool green depths of its oblivion.

    Chapter 16

  • I gaze longingly at the gorgeous cover whenever I see it.

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