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yearn
used in Gone with the Wind

12 uses
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Definition
have a strong desire — often for something difficult or impossible to have
  • If I'd had money and security and you, that would have been where I wanted to get, she thought, looking at him yearningly.
    5.53 (46% in)
  • Too often she had surprised him when his eyes were neither drowsy nor remote, when he looked at her with a yearning and a sadness which puzzled her.
    1.2 (24% in)
  • That would be cruel to Ashley, but it would make him yearn for her all the more.
    1.4 (90% in)
  • He had always yearned to be loved by some beautiful, dashing creature full of fire and mischief.
    1.6 (16% in)
  • Through the letters ran a wistful yearning to be back home at Twelve Oaks, and for pages he wrote of the hunting and the long rides through the still forest paths under frosty autumn stars, the barbecues, the fish fries, the quiet of moonlight nights and the serene charm of the old house.
    2.11 (72% in)
  • Through a blinding mist of tears she saw his face and with a strangling pain in her throat she knew that he was going away, away from her care, away from the safe haven of this house, and out of her life, perhaps forever, without having spoken the words she so yearned to hear.
    2.15 (95% in)
  • Scarlett breathed more easily knowing that experienced hands were near, but she nevertheless yearned to have the ordeal over and done with.
    3.19 (6% in)
  • More than anything in the world she yearned to hear the sound of hooves and to see Rhett's careless, self-confident eyes laughing at her fears.
    3.23 (5% in)
  • If she could only feel that sense of oneness with him for which she had yearned since that day, so long ago, when he had come home from Europe and stood on the steps of Tara and smiled up at her.
    4.31 (71% in)
  • The old irritation and antagonism which he roused in her was hot in her heart and she yearned to speak tart words.
    4.34 (39% in)
  • Sometimes when Frank lay snoring beside her and sleep would not come, when she lay tossing, torn with fears of poverty, dreading the Yankees, homesick for Tara and yearning for Ashley, she thought she would go crazy were it not for the brandy bottle.
    4.38 (98% in)
  • The old families they yearned after might have cast Scarlett out but the ladies of the new aristocracy did not know it.
    5.49 (91% in)

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