longing longing  /ˈlɔ ŋɪŋ/


  • (n) prolonged unfulfilled desire or need



  1. Zhang doesn't just act; she displays a smoldering luminosity that keeps the camera longing for her even after she has exited the scene.
  2. Even then, at age 39, he was a stern, solitary man with childlike eyes and a mystical longing for primitive things.
  3. This secret longing is no longer a secret to him.


  1. Where the Bridal Bouquet Is All Around You

    Longing for a garden wedding? It helps if you’re prepared to take a leap of faith and have a big green thumb. Or you can just rent the place.
    on June 15, 2013     Source: New York Times

  2. 'Before Midnight': This is what it means to be in love

    This is the romantic reality. When it is easy, it is easier than we imagined. It is holding hands and quick kisses and looks of longing. It is conversation that flows easily, breathlessly, without a moment of pause. It is laughter. But when it is not easy, when everything is not just the first time, the true reality of the complexities of a contemporary romance set in. This is the premise behind ...
    on June 13, 2013     Source: WBEZ 91.5 Chicago

  3. Progressive Brethren Gathering to be held in Indiana

    Registration is open for the 2013 Progressive Brethren Gathering on the theme, “Holy Longing: This Is My Body.” This sixth annual gathering of progressive Brethren will be held Nov. 15-17 at Beacon Heights Church of the Brethren in Fort Wayne, Ind. The theme reflects the gathering’s ongoing commitment to a church and society that affirms the goodness of the whole body of Christ, said a release.
    on June 13, 2013     Source: Worldwide Faith News


  1. "It is a fight I have been longing for," Woods said Tuesday of the Tarver fight. "He told me he would beat me years ago. Well, now he has got the chance. He can't run any longer because the deal has been made. It is smell-the-coffee time and...
    on Jan 29, 2008 By: Clinton Woods Source: USA Today

  2. "In the days ahead, we must find common cause," Mr Kerry said. "We must join in common effort, without remorse or recrimination, without anger or rancour. America is in need of unity and longing for a larger measure of compassion. I hope...
    on Nov 3, 2004 By: John Kerry Source: guardian.co.uk

  3. "Christ is the savior for whom they were silently longing," Benedict told a regional conference of bishops in Brazil.
    on May 15, 2007 By: Pope Benedict XVI Source: Forbes

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