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longing

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noun long·ing \ˈlȯŋ-iŋ\

Simple Definition of longing

  • : a strong desire for something or someone

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of longing

  1. :  a strong desire especially for something unattainable :  craving

longingly

play \-iŋ-lē\ adverb

Examples of longing in a sentence

  1. They looked with longing toward freedom.

  2. She cast a look of longing at the shop window.

  3. She never told anyone about her secret longings.



Before 12th Century

First Known Use of longing

before 12th century


LONGING Defined for Kids

longing

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noun long·ing \ˈlȯŋ-iŋ\

Definition of longing for Students

  1. :  a very strong desire

longingly

adverb




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