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Longing meaning

longing - 3 dictionary results

  1. 1. of Long
  2. 2. An eager desire; a craving; a morbid appetite; an earnest wish; an aspiration.
  3. 3. Craving; earnest desire.

longing - examples of usage

  1. I have been longing to talk to somebody; nobody seems to feel about it as I do. - "A Hazard of New Fortunes, Part Fifth", William Dean Howells.
  2. Indeed, had they known it, he was already suffering from their absence, and longing for their return. - "Night and Day", Virginia Woolf.
  3. It was the daughter's room, the promised land toward which he had cast so many a longing gaze. - "Bracebridge Hall, or The Humorists", Washington Irving.
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