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wistful
used in Arrowsmith

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Definition
showing longing or unfulfilled desire
  • Then all his wistfulness chilled to anger.
    Chapter 12 (44% in)
  • He looked wistfully at the dean.
    Chapter 10 (5% in)
  • During his first obstetrical case, when the student with him was merely nervous as they fidgeted by the bed in the hard desolation of the hospital room, Fatty was terrified, and he longed as he had never longed for anything in his flabby yet wistful life to comfort this gray-faced, straining, unknown woman, to take her pains on himself.
    Chapter 10 (88% in)
  • Next day, when Orchid came into his laboratory and begged, with the wistfulness of youth, "Oh, Dr. Martin, aren't you ever coming to the house again?" he kissed her so briskly, so cheerfully, that even a flapper could perceive that she was unimportant.
    Chapter 22 (96% in)
  • He looked wistfully toward Leora and in her still smile found assurance.
    Chapter 23 (76% in)
  • But it may be that Tubbs and Holabird hoped he would again blunder into publicity-bringing miracles, for they were both polite to him at lunch—polite and wistfully rebuking, and full of meaty remarks about publishing one's discoveries early instead of dawdling.
    Chapter 30 (5% in)

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