Synonyms for longing

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"Why—I've never worn a low dress—not really low," I said, longing but dubious.

Rico started off, as if driven by the longing that now took possession of him.

It was done, and Lucy Ann looked at herself with a smile all suffused by love and longing.

It struck a note she never knew, and wakened her to life and longing.

The temptation of his longing seemed more than he could long withstand.

She was suddenly conscious of a longing to be alone—to let her face go.

How was it that a longing for life had come to him in his decline?

The rose is of Paradise—the snowdrop is of the striving, hoping, longing Earth.

Where are the brisk boys of the City who were said to be longing for me?

A longing to handle it began to possess me, and my old dream returned.

WORD ORIGIN

"yearning, desire," Old English langung "longing, weariness, sadness, dejection," from long (v.). Related: Longingly.

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