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a strong wanting of what promises enjoyment or pleasure

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Yes, there have been; but their names are always on grave-stones, and their sweet smiles, their heavenly eyes, their singular words and ways, are among the buried treasures of yearning hearts.
Then Little John gave a great, wild cry of yearning, of joy, and yet of grief, and, putting down his head, he dashed into the thicket.
Besides, Juneau was in Alaska, and her yearning took the form of a desire to see that wonderland.
"Can't you picture her, this wild woods creature, quick with every old primitive instinct, yearning for the free open, and mowed up in a vile little hash-joint and toiling and moiling for four mortal years?
But there are times--and in her eyes smoldered up that hungry yearning I've mentioned--'there are times when I wish most awful bad for that Thoreau man to happen along.'
We know this well, we who have passed into the Realm of Terror, who skulk in eternal dusk among the scenes of our former lives, invisible even to ourselves and one another, yet hiding forlorn in lonely places; yearning for speech with our loved ones, yet dumb, and as fearful of them as they of us.
"It is clumsy, but it will serve the purpose, and that is the main thing," I went on, yearning for her praise.
Their wistfulness I had never realized at the time; but now I did; and I saw it for what it seemed always to have been, the soft, sad, yearning look of one fated to die young.
The yearning memories, the bitter regret, the agonized sympathy, the struggling appeals to the Invisible Right--all the intense emotions which had filled the days and nights of the past week, and were compressing themselves again like an eager crowd into the hours of this single morning, made Adam look back on all the previous years as if they had been a dim sleepy existence, and he had only now awaked to full consciousness.
The Legislator explained that communal interest supersedes any parochial consideration, assuring that he would continue to be sensitive to the yearnings and aspirations of his people.
industry of his yearnings, empowers him to grasp the girl, the banana or
Transnational yearnings; tourism, migration, and the diasporic city.
Johnson admits that penning her novel wasn't easy, but she found a way to pursue her creative yearnings. She offers this advice.
The three adaptations that are cited (receiving comfort, having a sense of community, and a need for higher ethical yearnings) can all be understood in the context of religion providing a way to accept and maybe embrace the act of dying and the subsequent fear of nothingness.
"But deep within the yearnings of our hearts is this yearning to be truly ourselves once again."