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  • Wistfulness flashed through her eyes for an instant, then vanished.

    Only You

  • Wistfulness about eras more picturesque, less cruel and complicated.

    The Rebel Worlds

  • _In this stanza and the preceding one is suggested the second stage: Wistfulness_.

    Translations of Shakuntala and Other Works

  • Wistfulness upsprung as I reviewed my empty life, but rude reality suddenly uprose and obliterated ideality.

    Some Everyday Folk and Dawn

  • Wistfulness and romance are in the atmosphere, but the people are practical ... more practical and much less romantic than Mr. John

    Nights in London

  • Wistfulness was still his dominant mood when he took his seat in the railway carriage the next morning.

    Beasts and Super-Beasts

  • Wistfulness was in every line of her face and figure, from the small white-shod foot that rested upon the pedal to the glorious hair that shimmered and shone but still held its tangled lights safely in its silken strands.

    Master of the Vineyard

  • In this hour-long special: Wistfulness, joy, doubt, hope, all the emotions we feel at this time of year, all summoned up in memorable stories from the NPR broadcast archives.

    NPR Topics: News

  • Wistfulness edged the brave smile with which she murmured, "And so it is all arranged -- so quick.

    The Fortieth Door

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