longing


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Synonyms for longing

Synonyms for longing

a strong wanting of what promises enjoyment or pleasure

Synonyms for longing

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Hard for me, too; it hurts me like a physical pain to see that free spirit of the air and the sunshine laboring and grieving over a book; and sometimes when I find her gazing far away towards the plain and the blue mountains with the longing in her eyes, I have to throw open the prison doors; I can't help it.