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wistful
used in Jane Eyre

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Definition
showing longing or unfulfilled desire
  • "You know I am a scoundrel, Jane?" ere long he inquired wistfully — wondering, I suppose, at my continued silence and tameness, the result rather of weakness than of will.
    Chapter 27 (6% in)
  • I was now too fond of you often to simulate the first whim; and, when I stretched my hand out cordially, such bloom and light and bliss rose to your young, wistful features, I had much ado often to avoid straining you then and there to my heart.
    Chapter 27 (72% in)

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