I like to have a chance of refusing an invitation I yearn for, and then be forced to accept.
Others may yearn for the strenuous life, but not your humble servant.
She yearned as only a mother can yearn for the warm caresses of her children.
He had yearned for it, as a child might yearn for a plaything.
If it should not lead to something further; but I do yearn to repay her.