from The Century Dictionary.
- Mournful; distressing.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- adjective obsolete Desirous.
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- adjective Filled with
yearning; desirous; mournful; distressing.
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Meticulous, worshipful further study can be found here. p.s. By the way, I feel like there must be a connection between the blatant, explicit sexual nature of Gaga and Glambert — whose performances wear the permissive mores of our society like a fancy headdress or a harness — and the repressed, charged, yearnful yet chaste world of Twilight, which is the other thing burning up the Zeitgeist right now.
But at least you could have acted yearnful, as in, well, if I had the time, I'd watch The Sopranos.
And then a young woman cried out in a most yearnful voice, "O tell us, you who are wise, how can we make ourselves as beautiful as Pandora!"
And then a young woman cried out in a most yearnful voice, O tell us, you who are wise, how can we make ourselves as beautiful as Pandora!
Part I. The Voyage to Colchis. Chapter X. The Departure from Lemnos. The Golden Maid
But as a senior he had picked up the glorified illusion that certain men were set aside for "service" and, going into the world, were to accomplish a vague yearnful something which would react either in eternal reward or, at the least, in the personal satisfaction of having striven for the greatest good of the greatest number.
It abounded in emotion, and was -- to use the impossible word Keats coined -- "yearnful."
Contemporary American Composers Being a Study of the Music of This Country, Its Present Conditions and Its Future, with Critical Estimates and Biographies of the Principal Living Composers; and an Abundance of Portraits, Fac-simile Musical Autographs, and Compositions
This is the last of these letters to which one could apply so fitly the barbarous word “yearnful,” once coined by Keats.
Ah! they were grand days, those deep, full days, when our coming life, like an unseen organ, pealed strange, yearnful music in our ears, and our young blood cried out like a war-horse for the battle.
It worked well so far as the administration of the remedy was concerned, but it was fatal to my little, high strung, yearnful dog.
While I dislike to appear cold and distant to one who seems so yearnful and so clinging, and while I do not wish to be regarded as purse-proud or arrogant, I must decline your kind offer to whack up.
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