American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A persistent, often wistful or melancholy desire; a longing: a yearning for romance and adventure.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The feeling of one who yearns; a strong feeling of tenderness, pity, or longing desire.
- n. Rennet.
- n. prolonged unfulfilled desire or need
“The wrong done him by the TRANSCONTINENTAL loomed colossal, for strong upon him were all the dreary months of vain yearning, of hunger and privation, and his present hunger awoke and gnawed at him, reminding him that he had eaten nothing since the day before, and little enough then.”
“Zuckerberg seems fueled by an innate fire to maximize what math, technology and psychology can propel Facebook to, but his more conscious yearning is for something outside the domain of what Facebook could bring him - the company of a girl with whom he feels comfortable being himself.”
“And all the while the dog sat and watched him, a certain yearning wistfulness in its eyes, for it looked upon him as the fire-provider, and the fire was slow in coming.”
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“The preparations lasted ten days, after which he set out with the Sultan, whose heart burned in yearning for his city whence he had been absent a whole twelvemonth.”
“Of course, my immediate yearning is to eat some eggplant.”
“But it is undermined by a preposterously early start, brought about by the relentless, short-term yearning among the administrators to make as much money as possible as quickly as possible.”
“• The wars in Iraq and Afghanistan were mistakes: Study Arab culture and Islamic history and you will not find a cheerful record of compromise or a long-term yearning for peace.”
“All who yearn -- "yearning" -- dangerous, tremulous emotion; mixing desire and idealism with the invitation to war.”
“We are still young enough to have time to reconsider, but it bugs me that he’s not there with me. but I definitely have those moments where the yearning is overpowering.”
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