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While it might not have been the pregnancy she expected, after years of longing for another child, she was thrilled to have not just one, but two on the way.
WOMAN GETS PREGNANT WHILE ALREADY PREGNANT, GIVES BIRTH TO TWINS CONCEIVED 3 WEEKS APARTSYDNEY PAGEAPRIL 8, 2021WASHINGTON POST
Time capsule writings have often “conveyed longings and ideals and anxieties about various aspects of history,” says Yablon, and allowed people to speak directly to those they would not live long enough to meet.
THE THINGS THEY BURIED: MASKS, VIALS, SOCIAL-DISTANCING SIGNAGE — AND, OF COURSE, TOILET PAPERMAURA JUDKISMARCH 25, 2021WASHINGTON POST
It’s an epic sort of poetry, one of longing, temptation, needs met and dreams deferred.
PARADISE FOUND?NICK FOURIEZOSFEBRUARY 28, 2021OZY
I do not lie awake at night, longing for a thinner body or some life that lies 100 pounds out of reach.
SUCH A PRETTY FACEAUBREY GORDONFEBRUARY 26, 2021VOX
Not only was it similar to the signal produced when the subjects saw pictures of food after fasting, but the amount of activation was correlated with the intensity of the reported longing.
CONTACT CRAVINGSKATIE MCLEANFEBRUARY 24, 2021MIT TECHNOLOGY REVIEW
Feeling secure regarding their happiness and welfare, she did not miss them except with an occasional intense longing.
THE AWAKENING AND SELECTED SHORT STORIESKATE CHOPIN
But at intervals I still felt an inexpressible longing to see or hear from my mother.
THE BOARDED-UP HOUSEAUGUSTA HUIELL SEAMAN
There was a longing light in his eyes and a look of appeal whenever our glances met.
THE SOLDIER OF THE VALLEYNELSON LLOYD
The little glimpse of domestic harmony which had been offered her, gave her no regret, no longing.
THE AWAKENING AND SELECTED SHORT STORIESKATE CHOPIN
The longing desire to hear the whole of the letter, might be read in every feature of her expressive face.
THE WORLD BEFORE THEMSUSANNA MOODIE
SYNONYM OF THE DAY
JULY 26, 2021
Choose the synonym for obedient
docile

WORDS RELATED TO LONGING

  • ache
  • ambition
  • appetite
  • aspiration
  • craving
  • craze
  • eagerness
  • fancy
  • fascination
  • hankering
  • hunger
  • infatuation
  • liking
  • longing
  • love
  • need
  • passion
  • thirst
  • urge
  • want
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