Part of speech: adverb


Part of speech: verb

To desire something anxiously; long.

Part of speech: noun


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Usage examples "yearn":

  1. With you being on my knees, my bosom began to yearn over you, it did. - "Love Me Little, Love Me Long", Charles Reade Edition: 10 Language: English.
  2. Sallie's conversation yielded, to the discerning, something of the rich essence of the past; and Agatha began to yearn for a better knowledge of the recluse who had been her friend, unknown, through all the years. - "The Stolen Singer", Martha Idell Fletcher Bellinger.
  3. She never asks for sympathy or consideration, you understand, but she makes every woman, and man, too, judging by that rich cripple, Mr. Boswell, yearn over her. - "The Place Beyond the Winds", Harriet T. Comstock.