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synonyms for wishing

  • desiring
  • longing
  • pining
  • wanting
  • yearning
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How to use wishing in a sentence

And to tell the truth, she couldn't help wishing he could see, so he could make the game livelier.
THE TALE OF GRANDFATHER MOLEARTHUR SCOTT BAILEY
But just wishing never made anyone larger or taller, not even a pig, and Squinty stayed the same size.
SQUINTY THE COMICAL PIGRICHARD BARNUM
I was four hours under these circumstances, expecting, and indeed wishing, every moment to be my last.
GULLIVER'S TRAVELSJONATHAN SWIFT
The simple honest-hearted General, who knew not the guile of their hearts, was deluded into wishing them success.
SHOWELL'S DICTIONARY OF BIRMINGHAMTHOMAS T. HARMAN AND WALTER SHOWELL
Wishing to turn the joke against Schwerin, the king called attention to the snuff-box.
TOBACCO; ITS HISTORY, VARIETIES, CULTURE, MANUFACTURE AND COMMERCEE. R. BILLINGS.
Be careful to avoid the appearance of wishing to be invited, and, above all, never hint that this would be agreeable.
THE LADIES' BOOK OF ETIQUETTE, AND MANUAL OF POLITENESSFLORENCE HARTLEY
I'm sorry to disturb you, ma'am, but here is Dorothy Chance from the Farm, wishing to speak with you.
THE WORLD BEFORE THEMSUSANNA MOODIE
I was wishing that I could go in his place, and that he could take up my life and live it through for me.
TESSA WADSWORTH'S DISCIPLINEJENNIE M. DRINKWATER
Eloise said, drawing her well foot under the spotted calico, and wishing the young men would go.
THE CROMPTONSMARY J. HOLMES
I found her just now sobbing and moaning over Eddie, wishing they were both dead, and all the rest of it.
ELSTER'S FOLLYMRS. HENRY WOOD
SYNONYM OF THE DAY
OCTOBER 26, 1985
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WORDS RELATED TO WISHING

  • acquisitive
  • ambitious
  • amorous
  • anxious
  • avid
  • covetous
  • craving
  • desiring
  • eager
  • enthusiastic
  • grasping
  • greedy
  • hot
  • itchy
  • keen
  • longing
  • lustful
  • passionate
  • prehensile
  • ready
  • stimulated
  • turned on
  • willing
  • wishful
  • wishing
  • yearning
  • calling for
  • demanding
  • petitioning
  • seeking
  • soliciting
  • wanting
  • wishing
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