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Noun
A wistful or melancholy longing
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“This yearning goes beyond the simple need for an anthropomorphic father - figure; rather, it goes to the very core of our being.”
Noun
The quality of being eager or enthusiastic
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A sentimental longing or wistful affection for a period in the past
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Having or showing eagerness or enthusiasm towards doing something
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Adjective
Full of yearning or longing
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Behaving oddly, or as though in distress, due to being overcome by feelings of love
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Envious or desirous of something belonging to someone else
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Of or relating to love, especially sexual love
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Missing one's home and family very much when away
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Having or showing initiative and resourcefulness
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Verb
Present participle for to have an intense feeling of longing for something, typically something that one has lost or been separated from
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Present participle for to anticipate, expect, or wait for, especially with a feeling of approval or pleasure
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Present participle for to expect or want something to happen
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(rare) Present participle for to have an attraction to or feel affection for someone
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Present participle for to deplete, or be depleted, in physical strength or energy
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Present participle for to act in a dreamily infatuated manner
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Present participle for to think deeply about something that makes one unhappy, angry, or worried
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