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On some level, I can’t help but feel a wistful curiosity about a new Harry Potter series, because I still love the Harry Potter characters and universe.
CAN MORE HARRY POTTER EVER BE OKAY?AJA ROMANOFEBRUARY 1, 2021VOX
I became wistful just test-driving them, wishing these vehicles could ferry family and friends to lively get-togethers.
FUN HAULERSJOE PHILLIPSDECEMBER 19, 2020WASHINGTON BLADE
“We know already about how the holidays can be particularly triggering for people if you’re already feeling lonely or wistful, if you’ve lost a loved one or a close friend,” she says.
They always had a wistful, bleary, but satisfied look when they looked around.
Winston smiled, though there was a wistfulness in his eyes as he saw the faint bewilderment in his companions' faces.
WINSTON OF THE PRAIRIEHAROLD BINDLOSS
For at least five minutes he stood without moving, his whole face softened into a boyish wistfulness.
CABIN FEVERB. M. BOWER
She rose at this, turning her eyes about the room as if from the extremity of martyrdom or the wistfulness of some deep thought.
THE AWKWARD AGEHENRY JAMES
She always suggested tea before the hour, and her friend always, but with so different a wistfulness, rang for it.
THE AWKWARD AGEHENRY JAMES
I was awake at once––wide awake for him: moved by the wistfulness of this appeal to some perception of his need.
And her filmy wandering eyes fixed themselves with an intensity of wistfulness on Mrs. Thornton's face.
NORTH AND SOUTHELIZABETH CLEGHORN GASKELL

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