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
And though the track is light, the song's immense yearning can be heard in the Cole's powerful voice and the slight somber twang of the guitar.
For Montero and Morpurgo, the project satisfies two things: a desire for more honest consumption habits, and a yearning for creative control over their work.
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Before 12th Century
First Known Use of yearning
before 12th century
YEARNING Defined for Kids
Definition of yearning for Students
: an eager desire
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