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Synonyms for yearned-for

greatly desired

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Weak if well-meaning during his 40-year reign, Zahir Shah was a symbol of yearned-for peace and unity in a nation still struggling to emerge from the turmoil that began with his 1973 fall in a palace coup.
She emphasizes that the yearned-for freedom is not to be confused with Western notions of symbolic freedom; rather, given the material conditions of blues production, freedom must be understood first as literal--ownership of one's body--and, later (in history), as material--control over the means of production, and freedom from poverty, discrimination, debt, and disenfranchisement.
Needless to say, some migrants are not finding their yearned-for escape into the land of milk and honey but a dreadful end in the desert from exposure, exhaustion, or dehydration.