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wistful
used in The Phantom Tollbooth

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Definition
showing longing or unfulfilled desire
  • As he deposited his coin and rolled past he remarked wistfully, "I do hope this is an interesting game, otherwise the afternoon will he so terribly dull."
    p. 15.8
  • "This is where we used to invent the sounds," she said wistfully "Do they have to be invented?" asked Milo, who seemed surprised at almost everything she told him.
    p. 154.9

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