Yearn in a sentence

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Definition of Yearn

  • To curdle, as milk.
  • To be filled with longing desire; to be harassed or rendered uneasy with longing, or feeling the want of a thing; to strain with emotions of affection or tenderness; to long; to be eager.
  • have affection for; feel tenderness for
  • have a desire for something or someone who is not present
  • desire strongly or persistently

How to use yearn in a sentence. Yearn pronunciation.

Well, she laments, sir, for it, that it would yearn your heart to see it.
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You advise me to go to Italy, and you are right to advise me to go there, for my heart yearns for Italy.
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I yearn for it; and when I drink it I savour every drop, and afterwards I feel my soul swimming in ineffable happiness.
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Fourthly, the total absence in Borrow of the sentimentality for which the soul of the normal Englishman yearns.
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Thence she sprang, and the world yearns toward her beauty as to flowers that are past.
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A girl like Jennie is like a comfortable fire to the average masculine mind; they gravitate to it, seek its sympathy, yearn to possess it.
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To this end she had rolled up the sleeves of her splendid gown; and thus I, hearkening to her story, must needs stare at her soft, round arms and yearn mightily to kiss their velvety smoothness and, instantly be-rating myself therefor, shifted my gaze from these temptations to my own unlovely figure, contrasting myself and my worn garments with her rich attire and proud and radiant beauty; she was again the great lady and far removed above such poor wretch as I, for all her pitiful tenderness. "...
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Nay, wait, beloved, first let me speak, though I do yearn for your kisses!
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He eyed her with a fond concern, Perceived that he was still beloved, Already by repentance moved To ask forgiveness seemed to yearn; But trembles, words he cannot find, Delighted, almost sane in mind.
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That mind which yearns for space is bound?
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His church will be completed and then He Himself arises from His seat and descends to that place in the air, where He will meet His own, for whom His loving heart yearns so much.
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Our hearts yearn for the Louvre.
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Still, he loves his brother; for he knows that he will be returning that way, one of these fine days, with another family, and he foresees that his heart will yearn towards him again.
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I figured out some time ago that every young man on Earth yearns for a job that will send him shuttling from one planet to another.
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There is actually not one man who could present himself to the governments assembled in congress, receive Palestine from their hands, and offer them the guarantee that he will lead into the land of their ancestors those Jews that yearn for a new home and national life on an historic soil, and that he will undertake the implanting of modern culture, the maintaining of order, and the economic development of the country.
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None had oftener caused her to yearn in a brief madness for the desert-like freedom of great cities.
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Though severed thus we be By the raging deep and the mountain steep, My soul still yearns to thee.
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David collected great treasures to build the temple, and directly he was at peace, his heart began to yearn to be about the work, and build to the glory of God.
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We yearn to be satisfied and yet we know because we are not satisfied we grow . ...
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The intense frost seals up all the sweet odours of the woods for so many months, that the nostrils become powerfully sensitive, and, as it were, yearn for something to smell.
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Examples of Yearn

Example #1
Her husband goes this morning a-birding; she desires you once more to come to her between eight and nine; I must carry her word quickly.
Example #2
So did I mine, to build upon a foolish woman's promise.
Example #3
But I dare not go; for I still feel that if I left my parish I should never return to it; and if I were to go away and not return a great scandal would be caused, and I am more than ever resolved not to do anything to grieve the poor people, who have been very good to me, and whose interests I have neglected this long while.
Example #4
You are quite right: I want a change.
Example #5
Can you understand the happiness I get out of my absinthe?
Example #6
What do you think life would be to me without it?