Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • In a yearning manner; with yearning.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adverb With yearning.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adverb With yearning; with desire; longingly.

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

  • adverb in a yearning manner

Etymologies

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yearning +‎ -ly.

Examples

  • Could it be that Iranian film-makers yearningly express their profound alienation from their own government and nation through these indirect images?

    Peter Bradshaw on Jafar Panahi and Mohammad Rasoulof

  • He looked yearningly at that portion of Jan's anatomy which joins the head and shoulders.

    JAN, THE UNREPENTANT

  • Mr. Freeman, carrying a placard that called for an end to corporate corruption on one side and on the other observed that "heavy metal music is not a crime," decided to share his insect repellent with the officers when he heard one of them declare yearningly, "What I wouldn't give for a bottle of Off."

    A New Plague Sets Houston Abuzz

  • Or I'm a teenager in Rome, yearningly glued to MTV in the gloomy basement den, or sneaking cigarettes on my bedroom balcony while spying on the carabinieri larking around at shift change, their Berettas hanging from the gatehouse door.

    A childhood on the move

  • Henry was looking at it as yearningly as if it were food.

    Clockwork Angel

  • If Flor was (as yet, he thought yearningly) no more than a friend, she was a damn-sight more interesting to have around than a fifty-year-old male engineer.

    A Corridor in the Asylum

  • Rising head and shoulders above almost all other new books about China, this unflinching and yearningly compassionate portrait of the lives and loves of ordinary Chinese workers is quite unforgettable: it presents the first long, hard look we have ever taken at the people who are due to become, before very much longer, the new masters of the world.

    Factory Girls: Summary and book reviews of Factory Girls by Lesley Chang.

  • Sends great torrents of yearningly romantic prose tumbling onto the page.

    Archive 2010-05-01

  • Sends great torrents of yearningly romantic prose tumbling onto the page.

    Has Declan Hughes written the greatest P.I. novel ever?

  • It was full of equipment, scans and maps that called to Halling yearningly.

    SKENE: CHAPTER TWENTY-EIGHT

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