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To have a strong desire for
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“We yearn for the simple life, thinking that being closer to nature will transform us into spiritual, earth-preserving people.”
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To anticipate, expect, or wait for, especially with a feeling of approval or pleasure
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To expectantly want something to happen
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To deplete, or be depleted, in physical strength or energy
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(rare) To have an attraction to or feel affection for someone
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To act in a dreamily infatuated manner
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To feel deep sadness, distress or anguish
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A deep longing or wish for something
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“Most cyclists yearn for a nirvana where there are no hills and the prevailing wind is always at your back.”
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