It makes me feel sort of hopeful, and I have a wistful sort of longing for it.
This puts into wistful perspective the developing consensus that we should do something about it.
I enjoyed the writing of many, and even managed to eke a wistful moment out of a few of them.
Andy likes watching the toddlers, but he is wistful about his old life, and somewhat defensive about his new one.
On the other hand, the American Academy awards are still a wistful dream, and considered the ultimate arbiters of excellence here.
Ulford's been like a wistful ghost, they tell me, ever since her death.
He smiled at the wistful look in her face; for he understood.
"Only half a second," said Tchartkóff, in the wistful and beseeching voice of a child.
There is a wistful note in a letter he wrote, that week to Lodge.
Such encounters have a wistful interest that can hardly be understood by the dweller in places more populous.
1610s, "closely attentive," from obsolete wist "intent" (c.1500), of uncertain origin. Perhaps formed on the model of wishful. The meaning of "yearningly eager" is first recorded 1714. Related: Wistfully; wistfulness.