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verb as in desire, crave

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If those vaccines are as effective as Pfizer’s, they may be more attractive candidates in the long run because they don’t need such extreme special handling.

The longer the coat, the warmer it is—but make it too long, and you’ll barely be able to move your legs.

Ezra and Lauren know better than anyone that Vox has long since grown beyond being dependent on any individuals.

All the while, Dean enjoys a long quiet joyride through the heavenly countryside in his beloved car.

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Entering the code sends out a kind of bat signal, letting other phones know to check if, and how long, you were in contact.

News of an opening with Havana has enraged the old guard of Miami that has longed to see the Castro family brought down.

But the deliverance and liberation that has been longed for by Jews and Christians has proven to be an elusive thing.

Harry has longed for his parents ever since they were killed while protecting him from the evil Valdemort.

But she longed for home and another New York agency was courting her.

Harley, 14, longed for the comfort of his imprisoned mother and struggled to control his anger and to stay out of jail himself.

He was scared from the world by its vices; and sometimes longed to repose his wearied spirit in the grave.

For his mind flung itself with violence upon two sentences: he was 'beautiful and precious'; she longed for him to 'comfort' her.

It was there that he longed to retire—to a dainty little hotel of his own with a smart clientèle.

The danger is over for these others, but the poor youth who longed so greatly to succeed lies dead not far away.

He longed for death with a full and yearning desire, and he could kiss the hand that would be merciful and give the fatal blow.


On this page you'll find 22 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to longed, such as: yearn, aim, itch, hunger, wish, and covet.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.