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yearn
used in All Quiet on the Western Front

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Definition
have a strong desire — often for something difficult or impossible to have
  • All that meets me, all that floods over me are but feelings—greed of life, love of home, yearning for the blood, intoxication of deliverance.
    Chapter 12 (23% in)
  • We reach the shelter of the reserves and yearn to creep in and disappear;—but instead we must turn round and plunge again into the horror.
    Chapter 6 (43% in)
  • My desires are strangely compounded of yearning and misery.
    Chapter 7 (25% in)
  • But then unexpectedly a flame of grievous and terrible yearning flares up.
    Chapter 11 (16% in)
  • When these peasants are excited they have a curious expression, a mixture of cow and yearning god, half stupid and half rapt.
    Chapter 11 (27% in)
  • It cannot be that it has gone, the yearning that made our blood unquiet, the unknown, the perplexing, the oncoming things, the thousand faces of the future, the melodies from dreams and from books, the whispers and divinations of women; it cannot be that this has vanished in bombardment, in despair, in brothels.
    Chapter 12 (58% in)

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