- n a person with a strong desire for something
a yearner for knowledge
- Worst of all, he is an earnest yearner who writhes in the post of college vice president, a rank.
- He is the hapless yearner for un-chic Rosalie Mondle, who might one day paint "Get Out of Vietnam" across his chest.
- The vast difference between an "anarchical communist" and an "idealistic anarchist" is, of course, that between a resolute, active borer from within Society, and a dreamy yearner .