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This may or may not show a national yearning to complain as a means of passing the time, and it hints that the complaining might continue even through this coronavirus-wrecked year when maybe it shouldn’t.
Every image is full of the deepest yearnings for freedom and independence.
It’s a yearning that’s become familiar during this pandemic, for those things I know I can’t have.
Eventually, he says, “there will be a yearning to meet new people once again, and when it’s safe to do so, we’ll be there at the ready.”
Yet they’re also about many different types of isolation and the human yearning to not be alone.
But also it was an inarticulate yearning to find that state of safety where he and she dwelt secure from separation—in the 'sea.'
THE WAVEALGERNON BLACKWOOD
She could have swooned, so intoxicant was her wonder and her solemn joy and her yearning after righteousness in love.
HILDA LESSWAYSARNOLD BENNETT
It was the starving sense of loneliness, the aching sense of loss, the yearning and the vain desire that made it seem so long.
THE WAVEALGERNON BLACKWOOD
There were other causes entering into this unrest besides his yearning desire to win Ramona for his wife.
RAMONAHELEN HUNT JACKSON
He longed for death with a full and yearning desire, and he could kiss the hand that would be merciful and give the fatal blow.

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