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yearn
used in The Adventures of Tom Sawyer

3 uses
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Definition
have a strong desire — often for something difficult or impossible to have
  • He knew that a yearning glance fell upon him, now and then, through a film of tears, but he refused recognition of it.
    Chapter 3 (67% in)
  • Then her conscience reproached her, and she yearned to say something kind and loving; but she judged that this would be construed into a confession that she had been in the wrong, and discipline forbade that.
    Chapter 3 (63% in)
  • So they played Robin Hood all the afternoon, now and then casting a yearning eye down upon the haunted house and passing a remark about the morrow's prospects and possibilities there.
    Chapter 26 (15% in)

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