What does the word longing mean?

    Part of speech: noun

  • An eager craving.

  • Part of speech: adverb


Usage examples for longing

  1. She now felt somewhat the same longing to get back to herself. – A Manifest Destiny by Julia Magruder
  2. I had a longing to meet somebody, of whom I might have asked pardon. – Dame Care by Hermann Sudermann
  3. Ambition is only one phase of the universal human longing for happiness. – The Children of the World by Paul Heyse