longingly longingly  /ˈlɔ ŋɪŋ li/

Definition(s):

  • (adv) in a yearning manner

Usage(s):

  1. Thirtysomething moms seeking Batman lunch boxes, like the above, for their superhero-obsessed sons may find themselves gazing longingly at the Wonder Woman models.
  2. At times in the book Harry will whip out the Marauder's Map and look longingly at the little labeled dots as they move around Hogwarts.
  3. For decades, we have talked longingly about finding a vaccination against cancer.

News

  1. Waiting for a Mentor: Boys just want to go fishing

    School is done for the year and kids of all ages are longingly watching the weather and asking "when will the rain stop so we can go fishing?" Yes, Minnesota summer is here and so is the rain, but a lot of kids aren't wondering if the sun will come out. They are wondering if someone will come to the rescue, bring some fun into their lives and step up to be their Kinship Partner.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Brainerd Dispatch

  2. No, Barack Obama Should Not Be More Like LBJ

    Pundits longingly cite the 36th president's persuasive power. But his intimidation of the press shows the darker side of that arm-twisting.        
    on June 11, 2013     Source: The Atlantic

  3. Why Barack Obama Should Not Be More Like LBJ

    Pundits longingly cite the 36th president's persuasive power. But his intimidation of the press shows the darker side of that arm-twisting.        
    on June 11, 2013     Source: The Atlantic

Quotes

  1. "I couldn't find any other way to look longingly at Meredith," Dempsey says, adding that it's nice to finally move forward. "It was fun initially -- like for the first few years. Then we kind of got stuck in that and I think everybody got...
    on Jan 18, 2010 By: Patrick Dempsey Source: BuddyTV

  2. "It was devastating," Crow says. "But he's still with us in spirit. We still call (our tour company) Scout Tours, and my dressing room still has his name. Scout and I used to stare into each other's eyes longingly; it was like a sick love...
    on Sep 14, 2006 By: Sheryl Crow Source: USA Today

  3. "It would be nice to have that stability," Billick said. "You always look at teams that have that, and you look at it longingly, at guys who have had quarterbacks for a long period of time, sometimes for their entire coaching career. We had...
    on Nov 24, 2007 By: Brian Billick Source: San Diego Union Tribune

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