- v. Third-person singular simple present indicative form of yean.
“Second, for a country with a young population that yeans to join the rest of the free world and build a modernized economy, the nuclear program has become a matter of national pride.”
“Another story is as follows: — Some yeans ago a Lincolnshire clergyman, advanced in years, had an old horse which had run in his antiquated carriage from being four years old, till he was fourteen or fifteen.”
“Visiting the castle, a dozen or more yeans ago, while the writer was looking down to the basement from the topmost gallery, close to the foot of the small staircase which leads to the flat roof of the south-eastern turret, the son of a farmer in the parish came up to him and said, in the most unconcerned manner, “Sir, my brother fell from here to the bottom yesterday.””
“We are now, at the beginning of the 20th century, admitting women to a limited number of public offices, yet the people of Roughton were evidently in advance of the times, and forestalled us 180 yeans ago.”
“The yeans of the persecutor in the face of an increasingly more enlightened civilization are numbered.”
“She too, ten yeans ago, during a brief stay of ours in Moscow, had become connected with a footman.”
“This was the case in question: I have already mentioned the two peasants with whom I was in the habit of sawing wood three yeans ago.”
““find” for many yeans has been Thornton Wood, some three miles from”
“You think that a virus or a bacterium developing independently for a billion yeans on another planet with different amino acids, different enzyme systems, a different scheme of metabolism altogether is just going to happen to find Homo sapiens succulent like a lollipop.”
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