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wistful
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The Fountainhead
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  • "I wonder," said Keating wistfully, "what he’ll say about me, when the times comes."
  • Mr. Mundy’s voice and hair were gray as steel, but his eyes were blue, gentle and wistful.
  • She had not noticed the wistful attention with which he had watched her for a long time.
  • Mr. Sanborn looked at it wistfully, too tired to admit that he loved it, that he had always wanted a house just like it.
  • "If I were rich," said Keating wistfully, "I’d make it my hobby: to arrange an exhibition for a new artist, to finance the concert of a new pianist, to have a house built by a new architect…."
  • "We could make a swell spread for the Sunday scandal sheet out of your art gallery," said Alvah Scarret wistfully.
  • On warm evenings children from the slums nearby would sneak into the park of the Stoddard Home and gaze wistfully at the playrooms, the gymnasium, the kitchen beyond the big windows.
  • He looked proud and wistful; he seemed bewildered.
  • Keating thought, with wistful bitterness, of how conscientiously they had worked, he and the seven other architects, designing those buildings.
  • Jessica Pratt spoke wistfully.
  • It was a girl’s voice, a daughter’s voice, with a tired, trusting, wistful gaiety.

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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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