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yearn
used in Oliver Twist

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have a strong desire — often for something difficult or impossible to have
  • ...in crowded, pent-up streets, through lives of toil, and who have never wished for change; men, to whom custom has indeed been second nature, and who have come almost to love each brick and stone that formed the narrow boundaries of their daily walks; even they, with the hand of death upon them, have been known to yearn at last for one short glimpse of Nature's face; and, carried far from the scenes of their old pains and pleasures, have seemed to pass at once into a new state of being.
    Chapter 32 — Of the Happy Life Oliver Began to Lead with His Kind Friends (68% in)

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