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Longing vs. Yearn

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Longingnoun

An earnest and deep, not greatly passionate, but rather melancholic desire.

Yearnverb

(intransitive) To long, have a strong desire (for something).

‘All I yearn for is a simple life.’;

Longingnoun

The buying of a financial instrument with the expectation that its value will rise

Yearnverb

(intransitive) To long for something in the past with melancholy, nostalgically.

Longingnoun

An eager desire; a craving; a morbid appetite; an earnest wish; an aspiration.

‘Put on my crown; I haveimmortal longings in me.’;

Yearnverb

To have strong feelings of love, sympathy, affection, etc. (toward someone).

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Longingnoun

prolonged unfulfilled desire or need

Yearnverb

To be pained or distressed; to grieve; to mourn.

Yearnverb

To pain; to grieve; to vex.

Yearnverb

(Scotland) To curdle, as milk.

Yearnnoun

Yearning; yen.

Yearnverb

To pain; to grieve; to vex.

‘It yearns me not if men my garments wear.’;

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Yearnverb

To be pained or distressed; to grieve; to mourn.

Yearnverb

To curdle, as milk.

Yearnverb

To be filled with longing desire; to be harassed or rendered uneasy with longing, or feeling the want of a thing; to strain with emotions of affection or tenderness; to long; to be eager.

‘Joseph made haste; for his bowels did yearn upon his brother; and he sought where to weep.’; ‘Your mother's heart yearns towards you.’;

Yearnverb

desire strongly or persistently

Yearnverb

have a desire for something or someone who is not present;

‘She ached for a cigarette’; ‘I am pining for my lover’;

Yearnverb

have affection for; feel tenderness for

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