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wistful
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  • Really, constable, you know," says Mr. Snagsby wistfully, and coughing behind his hand his cough of great perplexity and doubt, "really, that does seem a question.
  • Then he wistfully asks, with his hand on his brother’s, "Would you mind mentioning that, brother, to your wife and family?"
  • The grey, whose place is opposite the door and who with an impatient rattle of his halter pricks his ears and turns his head so wistfully when it is opened, and to whom the opener says, "Woa grey, then, steady!

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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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