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wistful
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  • We were in the same senior society, and while we were never intimate I always had the impression that he approved of me and wanted me to like him with some harsh, defiant wistfulness of his own.
  • This was a permanent move, said Daisy over the telephone, but I didn’t believe it — I had no sight into Daisy’s heart, but I felt that Tom would drift on forever seeking, a little wistfully, for the dramatic turbulence of some irrecoverable football game.

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  • Sitting in her wheelchair, she looked wistfully at the dancers.
  • I could see them smiling wistfully at us.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  A Walk to Remember

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