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yearn
used in Wuthering Heights

8 uses
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Definition
have a strong desire — often for something difficult or impossible to have
  • I have a single wish, and my whole being and faculties are yearning to attain it.
    Chapter 33 (94% in)
  • It vanished in a twinkling; but immediately I felt an irresistible yearning to be at the Heights.
    Chapter 11 (8% in)
  • I wasted no condolences on Miss, nor any expostulations on my mistress; nor did I pay much attention to the sighs of my master, who yearned to hear his lady's name, since he might not hear her voice.
    Chapter 12 (3% in)
  • The more the worms writhe, the more I yearn to crush out their entrails!
    Chapter 14 (73% in)
  • I'm wearying to escape into that glorious world, and to be always there: not seeing it dimly through tears, and yearning for it through the walls of an aching heart: but really with it, and in it.
    Chapter 15 (61% in)
  • But I've been as happy musing by myself among those stones, under that old church: lying, through the long June evenings, on the green mound of her mother's grave, and wishing — yearning for the time when I might lie beneath it.
    Chapter 25 (35% in)
  • I ought to have sweat blood then, from the anguish of my yearning — from the fervour of my supplications to have but one glimpse!
    Chapter 29 (76% in)
  • They have yearned towards it so long, and so unwaveringly, that I'm convinced it will be reached — and soon — because it has devoured my existence: I am swallowed up in the anticipation of its fulfilment.
    Chapter 33 (94% in)

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