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yearn
used in Beloved

6 uses
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Definition
have a strong desire — often for something difficult or impossible to have
  • He thinks he hears sobbing that seems to come from Mrs. Garner's window, but it could be anything, anyone, even a she-cat making her yearning known.
    Two (90% in)
  • A year of yearning, when rape seemed the solitary gift of life.
    One (5% in)
  • Because of the Thirty-Mile Woman Sixo was the only one not paralyzed by yearning for Sethe.
    One (15% in)
  • Nothing like what they sang at Sweet Home, where yearning fashioned every note.
    One (24% in)
  • No height was beyond her yearning neck, stretched like a finger toward his, risking everything outside the bowl just to touch his face.
    One (64% in)
  • Also in this house-fit there was no anger, no suffocation, no yearning to be elsewhere.
    One (70% in)

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