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used in O Pioneers!

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have a strong desire — often for something difficult or impossible to have
  • And longing itself was heavy: she yearned to be free of that.
    5.1 — Part 5 Chapter 1 (62% in)
  • For the first time, perhaps, since that land emerged from the waters of geologic ages, a human face was set toward it with love and yearning.
    1.5 — Part 1 Chapter 5 (17% in)
  • The years seemed to stretch before her like the land; spring, summer, autumn, winter, spring; always the same patient fields, the patient little trees, the patient lives; always the same yearning, the same pulling at the chain—until the instinct to live had torn itself and bled and weakened for the last time, until the chain secured a dead woman, who might cautiously be released.
    4.5 — Part 4 Chapter 5 (51% in)

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