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wistful
used in Lonesome Dove

6 uses
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Definition
showing longing or unfulfilled desire
  • "If them bandits were to come, maybe the Captain would let me start wearing a gun," Newt said wistfully.
    Chapters 1-2 (34% in)
  • "If you was to wear a gun somebody would just mistake you for a gunfighter and shoot you," Augustus said, noting the boy's wistful look.
    Chapters 1-2 (35% in)
  • Then, all because of the sign, he went into a sulk and stayed in it until Augustus finally spotted him looking wistfully at it one day and figured it out.
    Chapters 7-8 (56% in)
  • "I hope the weather didn't treat her too bad," Dish said, feeling wistful suddenly.
    Chapters 34-35 (44% in)
  • Tobe Walker looked wistful when they told him they were taking a herd to Montana.
    Chapters 42-43 (42% in)
  • Yet he became a little wistful, thinking of the boys.
    Chapters 85-86 (49% in)

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