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wistful
used in The Fountainhead

11 uses
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Definition
showing longing or unfulfilled desire
  • "I wonder," said Keating wistfully, "what he'll say about me, when the times comes."
    1.4 — Part 1 Chapter 4 (8% in)
  • "If I were rich," said Keating wistfully, "I'd make it my hobby: to arrange an exhibition for a new artist, to finance the concert of a new pianist, to have a house built by a new architect...."
    1.5 — Part 1 Chapter 5 (35% in)
  • Mr. Mundy's voice and hair were gray as steel, but his eyes were blue, gentle and wistful.
    1.13 — Part 1 Chapter 13 (33% in)
  • Mr. Sanborn looked at it wistfully, too tired to admit that he loved it, that he had always wanted a house just like it.
    1.13 — Part 1 Chapter 13 (96% in)
  • She had not noticed the wistful attention with which he had watched her for a long time.
    2.2 — Part 2 Chapter 2 (5% in)
  • On warm evenings children from the slums nearby would sneak into the park of the Stoddard Home and gaze wistfully at the playrooms, the gymnasium, the kitchen beyond the big windows.
    2.15 — Part 2 Chapter 15 (72% in)
  • "We could make a swell spread for the Sunday scandal sheet out of your art gallery," said Alvah Scarret wistfully.
    3.1 — Part 3 Chapter 1 (84% in)
  • He looked proud and wistful; he seemed bewildered.
    3.7 — Part 3 Chapter 7 (38% in)
  • Jessica Pratt spoke wistfully.
    4.6 — Part 4 Chapter 6 (24% in)
  • Keating thought, with wistful bitterness, of how conscientiously they had worked, he and the seven other architects, designing those buildings.
    4.7 — Part 4 Chapter 7 (5% in)
  • It was a girl's voice, a daughter's voice, with a tired, trusting, wistful gaiety.
    4.17 — Part 4 Chapter 17 (84% in)

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