Growing up as a teen in the 1960s, she had yearned to wear the same clothes her girlfriends wore.
He more likely yearned to be a hero like the men in the movie posters.
As Americans rooted for Giffords and followed her struggle to regain a full life, they also yearned for a more civil discourse.
He yearned to do great things, to be a great man, to make history, and the history books.
McConnell's claim to the historical legacy he once yearned for might lie, ironically, in having made Obama's possible.
How she had yearned and pined until the most fervent desire of her heart was fulfilled!
With swift intuition she guessed at what he felt and how he yearned.
She was a little hazy on the subject, but yearned for further instruction.
She yearned to speak of it to Robert, but something withheld her.
Buonaparte was an Italian, and must have often yearned after the days of Rome triumphant.
Old English geornan (Mercian), giernan (West Saxon), giorna (Northumbrian), from Proto-Germanic *gernijanan (cf. Gothic gairnjan "to desire," German begehren "to desire"), from *gernaz (cf. Old High German gern, Old Norse gjarn "desirous," Old English georn "eager, desirous," German gern "gladly, willingly"), from PIE root *gher- "to like, want" (see hortatory). Related: Yearned; yearning.