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yearn
used in Brave New World

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Definition
have a strong desire — often for something difficult or impossible to have
  • "Oh, I do want you to be happy," it began, with a yearning earnestness.
    p. 215.3
yearning = expressing strong desire
  • Again, again–and it was not the ear that heard the pulsing rhythm, it was the midriff; the wail and clang of those recurring harmonies haunted, not the mind, but the yearning bowels of compassion.
    p. 80.9
  • yearning = having a strong desire
  • Twelve yearning stanzas.
    p. 81.3
  • The President reached out his hand; and suddenly a Voice, a deep strong Voice, more musical than any merely human voice, richer, warmer, more vibrant with love and yearning and compassion, a wonderful, mysterious, supernatural Voice spoke from above their heads.
    p. 83.0
  • Thirty or forty bars–and then, against this instrumental background, a much more than human voice began to warble; now throaty, now from the head, now hollow as a flute, now charged with yearning harmonics, it effortlessly passed from Gaspard's Forster's low record on the very frontiers of musical tone to a trilled bat-note high above the highest C to which (in 1770, at the Ducal opera of Parma, and to the astonishment of Mozart) Lucrezia Ajugari, alone of all the singers in history,...
    p. 167.5
  • The young woman pressed both hands to her left side, and on that peach-bright, doll-beautiful face of hers appeared a strangely incongruous expression of yearning distress.
    p. 257.7

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