Usage examples for yearning

  1. " No," replied the yearning mother quietly. – Jewel A Chapter In Her Life by Clara Louise Burnham
  2. A great yearning to brother her came into his heart. – Parrot & Co. by Harold MacGrath
  3. Much longer feed on yearning and despair And all the anguish of departed time? – Eight Harvard Poets by E. Estlin Cummings S. Foster Damon J. R. Dos Passos Robert Hillyer R. S. Mitchell
  4. I have walked through royal palaces, and admired their state and magnificence without one wish to possess them, but I felt a strong yearning toward this imperial villa. – Incidents of Travel in Greece, Turkey, Russia, and Poland, 7th ed. Vol. 2 of 2 by John Lloyd Stephens
  5. Here and there was a touch of gray in their hair, and about the mouth of each were lines which in such silent moments as this one gave an expression of infinite and wistful yearning. – Riders of the Silences by John Frederick
  6. Without it, what I am yearning to say might seem to you a hard saying; but now you will understand me. – A Christmas Garland by Max Beerbohm
  7. The yearning to hear again the tones of his loved voice, to feel the clasp of his arm and the touch of his lip upon brow and cheek and lip, increased with every hour of the rapid journey. – Elsie's Womanhood by Martha Finley
  8. Filled with yearning and pity for his trampled brethren, and with the shame of generous natures who are at ease while others suffer, he saw an Egyptian smiting an Hebrew. – The Expositor's Bible: The Book of Exodus by G. A. Chadwick
  9. I'm just yearning to take a big hand in this game!" – The Coming of the Law by Charles Alden Seltzer
  10. Love- showing was a heart- yearning after union in love and in life and in blood and in very being. – The Eliminator; or, Skeleton Keys to Sacerdotal Secrets by Richard B. Westbrook
  11. " I've had all I'm yearning for of you for the next twenty- four years. – The Son of his Father by Ridgwell Cullum
  12. Something like this it would have been a relief to him to cry out, had not the strong hand of custom been upon him and forced him to say that which was far below the pressure of his yearning. – The Inner Shrine by Basil King
  13. I guess you're yearning for a few words from me. – The Son of his Father by Ridgwell Cullum
  14. As for the lady, we rather think she made up her mind in the course of the night that if her family were going to interfere with her love- affairs, she would let them know what it was to have people yearning for other people in the house. – Somehow Good by William de Morgan
  15. And too long to explain to a prejudiced audience, who can't be expected to comprehend the character of a genius, to understand the yearning of a famous man for a little quiet. – The Complete PG Edition of The Works of Winston Churchill by Winston Churchill
  16. And a yearning for civilization, for the noise and bustle of the town, for celebrated people sent a pang to her heart. – The Wife and Other Stories by Anton Chekhov
  17. And as he watched her crossing the street with a quick, alert step, an intense yearning and loneliness came over him. – Jonah by Louis Stone
  18. So he rattled on and made us feel very much at home, even while I found rising in my heart some yearning of sympathy for him. – Neighbours by Robert Stead
  19. He moved toward her, filled with the yearning to take her in his arms and comfort her. – With Hoops of Steel by Florence Finch Kelly
  20. It was not the yearning of a maid for a man. – The World For Sale, Complete by Gilbert Parker Last Updated: March 14, 2009