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yearn
used in The Count of Monte Cristo

3 uses
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Definition
have a strong desire — often for something difficult or impossible to have
  • It was the last yearning for life contending with the resolution of despair; then his dungeon seemed less sombre, his prospects less desperate.
    Chapters 15-16 (16% in)
  • To wait at Monte Cristo for the purpose of watching like a dragon over the almost incalculable riches that had thus fallen into his possession satisfied not the cravings of his heart, which yearned to return to dwell among mankind, and to assume the rank, power, and influence which are always accorded to wealth—that first and greatest of all the forces within the grasp of man.
    Chapters 25-26 (3% in)
  • There are as many elixirs of every kind as there are caprices and peculiarities in the physical and moral nature of humanity; and I will say further—the art of these chemists is capable with the utmost precision to accommodate and proportion the remedy and the bane to yearnings for love or desires for vengeance.
    Chapters 51-52 (71% in)

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