• WordNet 3.6
    • adv yearningly in a yearning manner "he spent the rest of the act gazing longingly over my right shoulder at the illuminated word `Exit'"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • adv Yearningly With yearning.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • yearningly In a yearning manner; with yearning.
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  • Harriet Beecher Stowe
    “In all ranks of life the human heart yearns for the beautiful; and the beautiful things that God makes are his gift to all alike.”
  • Yevgeny Yevtushenko
    Yevgeny Yevtushenko
    “He who is conceived in a cage, yearns for the cage.”
  • Jose Ortega Y Gasset
    “Life is a series of collisions with the future; it is not the sum of what we have been, but what we yearn to be.”
  • Brendan Francis
    Brendan Francis
    “At the innermost core of all loneliness is a deep and powerful yearning for union with one's lost self.”
  • W. A. Clarke
    W. A. Clarke
    “Before marriage a man yearns for a woman. Afterward the y is silent.”
  • George Eliot
    “A mother's yearning feels the presence of the cherished child even in the degraded man.”


In literature:

I have never yet lost one whom I so loved and so yearned to see again.
"Kenelm Chillingly, Complete" by Edward Bulwer-Lytton
Lionel looked at him with wistful yearning, filial affection, through his swimming eyes.
"What Will He Do With It, Complete" by Edward Bulwer-Lytton
We have seen how rudely such yearnings of his heart were repelled on that last interview.
"The Parisians, Complete" by Edward Bulwer-Lytton
But though her voice had recovered all its energy, her attitude, her look was still tenderness, still yearning itself.
"Robert Elsmere" by Mrs. Humphry Ward
Not for my own sake did I yearn to speak.
"Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, No. 327" by Various
Does it yearn for Strasbourg?
"Punchinello, Vol. II., Issue 31, October 29, 1870" by Various
He yearned for companionship.
"The Wolf's Long Howl" by Stanley Waterloo
He did his yearning, however, entirely on the side and within those hours consecrated to the law.
"Tutt and Mr. Tutt" by Arthur Train
Parson Dorrance's heart yearned over these poor Ishmaelites; and he determined to see if they were irreclaimable.
"Mercy Philbrick's Choice" by Helen Hunt Jackson
Happy to the point of delicious pain, she yet yearned forward to a happiness far more excruciating.
"Hilda Lessways" by Arnold Bennett

In poetry:

She her just Lord may view,
Not he, her creature, till his soul has yearned
With all her gifts to reach the light discerned
Her spirit through.
"Earth And Man" by George Meredith
Not a wave that stretches its arms,
And yearns to the breast of the shore,
Is ever the wave that came trusting,
And yearning, and loving, before.
"The Answer" by Elizabeth Stuart Phelps Ward
He will not chide my mortal yearning
Who is our Brother and our Friend;
In whose full life, divine and human,
The heavenly and the earthly blend.
"What The Traveller Said At Sunset" by John Greenleaf Whittier
"For like to him who still will yearn
The face of some old friend to see,
So from false lights that sank I turn
And joy to find no change in thee.
"Grasmere" by Alexander Anderson
And so it is thro' all our lives,
Till Death declares the tale complete;
Man ever toils and yearns and strives
With eyes on something good to eat.
"'Eats'" by C J Dennis
" And I must wander with my song
Far from the young till Love returning,
Brings me the beautiful reward
Of some heart stirred by my long yearning.")
"The Lanawn Shee" by Francis Ledwidge

In news:

A part of me was yearning for some light drama.
" Bellflower " an artful dystopian romance yearning for the apocalypse.
They hated the League of Nations, and they yearn for the day the UN is drummed out of New York.
In Liberia, Yearning for Return of Imprisoned Warlord Charles Taylor.
Every time I hear Van Halen's "Right Now", I yearn for some Crystal Clear Pepsi.
After Years of Turmoil, Residents Yearn for Predictability of Mobutu's Reign.
Orville Schell's deft reporting catches a Chinese yearning for American things and ways that many Americans will encounter in times to come.
NEW YORK (AP) – Give me your tired, your poor — your Internet-connected masses yearning to see.
Greenberg still yearning for shot at big leagues.
Tabitha Rouzzo yearns to take a different path than those around her in New Castle, Pa.
) stay lonely in the closet, with their own yearning for better days when they could be useful, fitting, and admired.
After plenty of studying, years of yearning, 88-year-old from Korea becomes citizen.
Yearning to understand long journey to better life.
The yearning of the screw.
Russia protests and other 2011 uprisings: A year of yearning for clean government.

In science:

The astrophysicists yearned for physics providing a compelling set of physical laws.
Report to Anaximander: A Dialogue on the Origin of the Cosmos in the Cradle of Western Civilization
Although all cosmic ray physicists yearn for an explanation of cosmic ray origins, it would be rash to assume that TeV astronomy has yet provided the smoking gun to solve this mystery.
TeV Gamma-ray Observations and the Origin of Cosmic Rays: I
But there are many, including myself, who yearn for analytic methods that reveal the essence of the phenomena.
Geometry of Multihadron Production