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wistful
used in The Guardian

3 uses
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Definition
showing longing or unfulfilled desire
  • "Yeah, we were something," she said, a touch of wistfulness entering her voice.
    Nineteen (57% in)
  • He looked almost wistful, and the whole scene suddenly struck Julie as surreal.
    Twenty-nine (80% in)
  • She paused, a wistful smile on her face, her first in what seemed like forever.
    Forty (41% in)

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