Definition Of longing


a yearning desire.

Miranda felt a wistful longing for the old days

have a strong wish or desire.

she longed for a little more excitement

having or showing yearning desire.

her longing eyes

Example Of longing

  • A longing glance at the lemonade jug told her it was empty.

  • After one longing look down the path, she turned around, and started running back the way she'd come.

  • After one last longing look at a photo, he blew out the candles.

  • Aspirations and longing feelings colour your reasoning but your power of concentration might be impaired.

  • Being famous for something just isn't necessary in his rather longing eyes.

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