homesickness homesickness  /ˈhoʊm ˌsɪk nəs/

Definition(s):

  • (n) a longing to return home

Usage(s):

  1. Like measles, which is no laughing matter when a grownup gets it, homesickness among soldiers is a real disease.
  2. A vision of hell that induces homesickness is something of a curiosity, especially when that vision is encountered in the John Ritblat Gallery of London's British Library.
  3. There's no sex slavery to escape from or mercenary coyotes chasing her; it's just that her situation comes with a base level of resentment, humiliation, discomfort and homesickness.

News

  1. How rugby breaks down North/South barriers

    I’ve been living in New York for over a year and half. Rarely have I ever felt homesick. But I did feel a twinge of homesickness this past Saturday because I spent a part of the day in an Irish bar, watching Ireland beat Wales in rugby.
    on June 28, 2013     Source: Irish Central

  2. Edward Snowden Blasted New York Times Leaks In 2009: Leakers ‘Should Be Shot In The Balls’

    During a 2009 trip to Switzerland, National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden logged into an internet chat room he frequented to cure what was apparently a case of homesickness and general loneliness. According to a report in Ars Technica , which got a copy of the chat logs, Snowden riffed off a New York Times story about cyber-attacks in Iran designed to slow the nation’s acquisition of a ...
    on June 26, 2013     Source: Mediaite

  3. Lifting a faraway soldier’s spirits, one bite at a time

    But despite all the comfy trappings, soldiers serving abroad can still fall victim to homesickness. That's where meals come in.
    on June 25, 2013     Source: CBS 6 Richmond

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Quotes

  1. "I struggled early (in my career) with homesickness and stuff like that but the club was great to me," Davis said before training today. "So in the end I just really wanted to stay at Collingwood and look after them like they did me."
    on Aug 4, 2009 By: Leon Davis Source: Melbourne Herald Sun

  2. Malcolm told Bigstarcricket.com: "I played against Harmy in county cricket and I kept saying this guy is going to be a lovely bowler because of his pace and the steep bounce he gets. But I noticed early on that he had a problem with homesickness. He...
    on Mar 10, 2008 By: Devon Malcolm Source: Sportinglife.co.za

  3. "We have to make sure we have mechanisms to ensure these young cricketers develop as people and not succumb to a vicious circle of homesickness," Lehmann said in the Advertiser. "It is great representing your country but behind the glamour...
    on Jan 30, 2008 By: Darren Lehmann Source: CricInfo.com

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