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  • verb Third-person singular simple present indicative form of yearn.

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Examples

  • Where Valentin yearns to "discuss ideas, to perfect my very soul" at the knee of the great author, the puckish Tolstoy dismisses some of his doctrine's key tenets – like celibacy – much to the puzzlement of his earnest acolyte.

    Mirren is the power behind Tolstoy biopic 'Last Station'

  • But will they ever be more, as Colin yearns to be more?

    An Abundance of Katherines

  • Obama said the country "yearns" for the sense of solidarity that followed the 9/11 attacks.

    Campaigns call 9/11 cease-fire

  • And then there's another part of me that kind of yearns for it, but tries to control it.

    JAM! Showbiz

  • And given that "Yankee Ingenuity" is one of the cornerstones of America, and the very thing that the Tea Party yearns for, the time has come for someone to point out this contradiction that Mr. Paul is propagating.

    Randy Olson: Creating Excellence Versus Fostering it

  • And given that "Yankee Ingenuity" is one of the cornerstones of America, and the very thing that the Tea Party yearns for, the time has come for someone to point out this contradiction that Mr. Paul is propagating.

    Randy Olson: Creating Excellence Versus Fostering it

  • James MacArthur plays a young Swiss lad who yearns to climb the same dangerous mountain peak his father died on, in this colorful Disney adventure.

    Weekly Mishmash: March 8-14 : Scrubbles.net

  • Transforming Birdland from a nightclub into something like a chamber-music recital hall, the trio offers jazz at its most serious one yearns for a Jon Faddis type to crack a few jokes between tunes, but more than rewards close listening.

    The Jazz Scene: Hot Tones, Francophones

  • James MacArthur plays a young Swiss lad who yearns to climb the same dangerous mountain peak his father died on, in this colorful Disney adventure.

    2009 March : Scrubbles.net

  • Gil is a bit of a goofball, but he is also, without knowing it, the genuine artist he yearns to be.

    We'll Always Have Allen's 'Paris'

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