Thesaurus / wistful

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Her earnest face brightened with a wistful yet pleasant smile.
"I think it is beautiful," Connie said softly, and her lips drooped a little, and a wistful pathos crept into her voice.
PRUDENCE SAYS SOETHEL HUESTON
"'Twould be nice," she breathed, her grey eyes wide with wistful pleasure.
THE LEE SHOREROSE MACAULAY
A mild and wistful pang, which McLean refused to name, made itself known.
THE FORTIETH DOORMARY HASTINGS BRADLEY
Yet, Graeme watched her sister next day, and for many days, with eyes which even Fanny could see were wistful and anxious.
JANET'S LOVE AND SERVICEMARGARET M ROBERTSON
He's got a kind of wistful, gentle face, for all he can jaw so terribly; have you noticed it?
Yet—the sweet face of a little girl breaks in on my reverie, a look of reproaching sadness in the large, wistful eyes.
And always Sylvia's wistful face that he tried not to look at.
THE DARK FLOWERJOHN GALSWORTHY
He bent over and kissed her; and Lucy followed him with wistful, adoring eyes, as he went out accompanied by Jessica.
ADRIEN LEROYCHARLES GARVICE
Maurices wistful eyes greeted her when she opened the door, but she only shook her head and said nothing; what had she to say?
WEE WIFIEROSA NOUCHETTE CAREY

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