Definition of 'longing'
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Work on the album began before the tragedy but the eight songs bear classic Cave themes of loss and longing. The Sun (2016)A longing for home, and the memories evoked by the past, were no longer seen as detrimental to mental wellbeing. Times, Sunday Times (2016)What then do we do with these unfulfilled longings and desires? Christianity Today (2000)All the great fairytales and myths are full of loss and longing. Times, Sunday Times (2008)But longing for the past does not help one bit. Times, Sunday Times (2010)The band is longing to get home now. The Times Literary Supplement (2013)Those being introduced for the first time to the artist will be left longing for a deeper acquaintance. Times, Sunday Times (2014)And longing to be home again. The Sun (2012)The migrant's longing for return frequently conflicts with considerations such as the desire for host society acceptance. Migrants in Modern France: Population Mobility in the Later Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries (1989)I no longer feel that longing for family or for stability. Times, Sunday Times (2008)My sense is that young people are longing for something substantial and communal, and maybe this fills something for them. Times, Sunday Times (2010)Perhaps he had been longing to return for years but only now felt sufficiently confident of his reputation and at peace with the world to do so. ALEXANDER THE CORRECTOR (2004)I am bathed in love and nostalgia, of longings and such memories. Times, Sunday Times (2007)
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Translations for 'longing'
British English: longing NOUN
If you feel longing or a longing for something, you have a rather sad feeling because you want it very much.
He felt a longing for the familiar.
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