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If the past nine months of the pandemic leave you longing for normalcy and business as usual, your career prospects may be dim.

From Fortune

Over the past several months, social media has offered a collective confessional of the unexpected things we find ourselves longing for—from the rituals of daily commutes to a litany of once-familiar, but now-faded smells.

From Fortune

It’s about the feeling of being a teenager longing for something more, while fearing something more will never come.

From Vox

While the longing that hums beneath Lee’s words is never entirely satisfied, it is eased and relieved.

It was recommended to me by numerous friends and seems to be the kind of story we’re all longing for right now.

I see a couple holding each other and longingly looking at flash sheets on the wall.

Bakari reaches out, strokes Bundy's cheek and stares into his eyes longingly.

In the photo, Baldwin is staring longingly into the camera, his eyes like two giant marbles, his chin resting in his hand.

There is an emotional scene in the movie when Bianca is gazing longingly out the window.

In the streets and in the shops hundreds of children gaze longingly and lovingly at the bebe or bambino in Italian.

Looking across the fields in our rear (rather longingly) I had the happy distinction of a discoverer.

An hour later Ren lit a cigarette and took a long drag on it, his eyes looking longingly into Martha's.

And it happened as she said, for they all praised her words and looked forward longingly to Sunday.

It was tiresome watching the girl wash dishes and often he glanced longingly at the tiny bed.


On this page you'll find 63 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to longingly, such as: actively, ardently, breathlessly, cordially, earnestly, and energetically.

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