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  1. yearn
    IPA[yərn]
  2. verb

    • 1. have an intense feeling of longing for something, typically something that one has lost or been separated from:

      she yearned for a glimpse of him they yearned to go home some people yearn for a return to monarchy
    • 2. be filled with compassion or warm feeling:

      no fellow spirit yearned toward her
  3. Variation

    • v.: verb: yearn, 3rd person present: yearns, gerund or present participle: yearning, past tense: yearned, past participle: yearned

    • verb

      have an intense feeling of longing for something, typically something that one has lost or been separated from:

      be filled with compassion or warm feeling:

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