verb (used without object)
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OTHER WORDS FROM yearnyearner, nounun·yearned, adjective
Example sentences from the Web for yearn
No longer concerned with civilian casualties, he said he yearned to bomb the countryside until it became “a moonscape.”
It was a recognition that the tumultuous times are forcing a reckoning, and leaving many students yearning to have an impact.Most popular course ever at Georgetown Law? How to fight for justice.|Susan Svrluga|November 6, 2020|Washington Post
The final dish hit the spot exactly the way I needed it to, providing all the nourishing comfort I have been yearning for without demanding much effort at all.This one-pot riff on stuffed cabbage has all the flavors of the classic — in half the time|Ellie Krieger|November 5, 2020|Washington Post
The Middle East yearns for change, and for Bahrain, the time is now.Why now was the right time for Bahrain to normalize relations with Israel|jakemeth|October 30, 2020|Fortune
In the biopic’s depiction, Devi seems to yearn for such an opportunity.A documentary and a Bollywood film highlight two disparate paths in mathematics|Emily Conover|October 15, 2020|Science News
Growing up as a teen in the 1960s, she had yearned to wear the same clothes her girlfriends wore.
Mrs. Clinton gave them just the sizzle they yearned for in a recent interview in The Atlantic.Here's How to Dig Out of This 'Stupid Sh*t' U.S. Foreign Policy|Leslie H. Gelb|August 13, 2014|DAILY BEAST
He more likely yearned to be a hero like the men in the movie posters.Hollywood, Shootings, and ‘2 Guns’: When Is Stylized Violence Obscene?|Michael Daly|July 30, 2013|DAILY BEAST
She yearned to do something that would affect the poorest people—the people on the ground who get lost in the shuffle.Luci: A Revolutionary Solar-Powered Lantern That Shines a Light on Poverty|Janine di Giovanni|May 26, 2013|DAILY BEAST
McConnell's claim to the historical legacy he once yearned for might lie, ironically, in having made Obama's possible.
No, something else from within him had died, something which already for a long time had yearned to die.Siddhartha|Herman Hesse
Oh, how she yearned to get up next morning, and present herself at the breakfast table!A Fourth Form Friendship|Angela Brazil
He had seen no one he knew that day except Toby, and he yearned for a little light conversation.Mammon and Co.|E. F. Benson
It was the glad cry of greeting she had yearned for in the big voice of a man whose delight is unmeasured.The Heart of Unaga|Ridgwell Cullum
The Other Girl's eyes were gazing out of the car window as if they saw lost opportunities and yearned over them.Glory and the Other Girl|Annie Hamilton Donnell