Examples from the Web for wistfulness
But the words “responsible” and “Republican” are no longer typeable together except in moods of mockery, or at least wistfulness.
That gave last night's dinner with Ahmadinejad an air of wistfulness tinged with growing fear.
Always gentle to the gentle Ira, to-day his voice carried an added tenderness which stirred her to vague unrest and wistfulness.The Game and the Candle|Eleanor M. Ingram
He continued to smile, but his smile was now changed to wistfulness under that pitiful regard of hers.The Lion's Skin|Rafael Sabatini
As she did so, the old man turned and Violet was astonished at the wistfulness with which he viewed her.The Golden Slipper|Anna Katharine Green
Gazing at her, Randalin's admiration mounted to wistfulness.The Ward of King Canute|Ottilie A. Liljencrantz
Almost at once, however, the pride died away, and the wistfulness returned.Miss Billy's Decision|Eleanor H. Porter