Definition of yearning
: a tender or urgent longing a yearning for justice
Examples of yearning in a Sentence
had a sudden yearning for something sweet
Recent Examples of yearning from the Web
But BoJack Horseman also laden with more honesty, despair, and existential yearning than most TV dramas, which take themselves 10 times more seriously while saying 10 times less.
Whether the yearning is inborn or divinely inspired, most of us today, about 84 percent of the 7.3 billion people on earth, are affiliated with a religion, according to the Pew Research Center.
Perfectly cooked, pleasantly fatty, with a subtle smokiness from the grill, these thin slices of beef with their sweet and savory marinade are just the thing to soothe your carnivorous yearnings.
In Austin Power’s ethereal watercolors, facial features float on white paper; difficult to read, they are filled with pathos and yearning.
African American spirituals allowed enslaved people and their descendants to give voice to both the sufferings of their oppression as well as their yearning and hope for better times.
Of the couples currently posting profiles on her agency’s web site, expressing their yearning to adopt, about half are same-sex couples.
After an ugly and sometimes violent campaign season, in the early months of a divisive and rhetorically aggressive presidency, there seemed to be a yearning to use the shootings as an opportunity for a reset.
The yearning for meaning, or even a grander sense of plot, begins to gnaw at the viewer.
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First Known Use of yearning
before 12th century
YEARNING Defined for Kids
Definition of yearning for Students
: an eager desire
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