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adjective as in languishing

Strong match

adjective as in longing

adjective as in lovesick

adjective as in wishing

noun as in appetence

noun as in appetency

noun as in hankering

noun as in longing

noun as in nostalgia

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Example Sentences

Nye’s keen eye for the small, revealing detail — a comforting pine cone, a lost mitten — encourages us to notice and perhaps write about the odd, stray things that surround us.

With the azalea bushes and dogwood trees blooming and the cheers of fans floating through the tall pine trees, the Masters is an annual sign that spring has arrived.

This bedside table is made of solid pine and comes in several distressed wood color finishes.

A bristlecone pine, for example, can live for a whopping 5,000 years!

Made of solid reclaimed pine wood, this TV stand is a sturdy option to hold even your heaviest TVs and media equipment.

“My character was only intended to be in the pilot, and started out very weepy and pining for Archer,” says Greer.

Samwell Tarly starts the episode his same old pining, cowering self.

While on her honeymoon with poet W.B. Yeats, she was devastated to discover he was pining for another woman.

As the idea of commercial drones edges closer, one Colorado man is pining for the right to shoot them down.

If the downfall of Alex Rodriguez leaves you pining for a true sports hero, try skateboarder Danny Renaud.

I can't see father pining and fretting himself to death about his son, without doing something to relieve his mind.

While he was forced to be with us, he was weary of us, pining for his home, counting the hours to the prorogation.

She knew that Dorian Mountcastle was waiting there, heart-sick and restless, and pining for her presence.

General Gage and the troops under his command are penned up, pining in inglorious inactivity.

Yet, somewhere in the city, there must be women pining and longing for that waiting work.


On this page you'll find 485 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to pining, such as: ambitious, greedy, hungry, impatient, keen, and restless.

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