Part of speech: adverb


Part of speech: noun

An eager craving.

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Usage examples "longing":

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