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synonyms for wish for

  • covet
  • crave
  • fancy
  • hanker for
  • hunger for
  • long for
  • lust after
  • thirst after
  • want
  • yearn for
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How to use wish for in a sentence

When Yima pressed the earth with this ring, the genius of the Earth, Aramaîti, responded to his wish and order.
SOLOMON AND SOLOMONIC LITERATUREMONCURE DANIEL CONWAY
I mean it is well my mother is ill, and doesn't wish to eat, for there would be nothing for her, if she did.
ROSEMARY IN SEARCH OF A FATHERC. N. WILLIAMSON
At the end of the first year, however, she resigned this privilege because she did not wish to accept the conditions of the gift.
WOMEN IN THE FINE ARTS, FROM THE SEVENTH CENTURY B.C. TO THE TWENTIETH CENTURY A.D.CLARA ERSKINE CLEMENT
How often did I then wish myself with my dear Glumdalchtch, from whom one single hour had so far divided me.
GULLIVER'S TRAVELSJONATHAN SWIFT
As the hopeless wish passed through his soul, the iron entered with it, but did not pass away.
THE PASTOR'S FIRE-SIDE VOL. 3 OF 4JANE PORTER
But he is as insolent as you could wish, and has a superb confidence in himself that his enemies call by the most offensive names.
ANCESTORSGERTRUDE ATHERTON
Your covetous wish that you and your daughter should reign at Hartledon is on the point of being gratified.
ELSTER'S FOLLYMRS. HENRY WOOD
I wish they would come here—the whole nation of them—and learn how to live in peace and be happy among the Eskimos.
THE GIANT OF THE NORTHR.M. BALLANTYNE
He ought not to be in London now—it is stifling—went up for some business meeting or other—seemed to wish to avoid details.
ANCESTORSGERTRUDE ATHERTON
"I wish the old homes of England had electric lights," thought Miss Otis, with a sigh.
ANCESTORSGERTRUDE ATHERTON
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