- Half of them had precocious sex experiences, soon realized that sex was a commodity with which they could bargain for the longed-for emotional contact, and also for more tangible .
- And the much longed-for invitation to the White House let alone to a certain ranch in Texas has been the object of countless pages of speculation.
- It is as if a lost and perishing person in a roasting desert should be told by a rescuer he might choose and have all longed-for things but one, and he should elect to leave out .
- Seamus Heaney in Seattle Times
Heaney adds that former US President Bill Clinton, who helped broker the 1998 peace agreement, and Irish Republican leader Gerry Adams still recite from memory several ringing lines of the passage: "Once in a lifetime / The longed-for tidal wave /...