Definition Of yearning
a feeling of intense longing for something.
he felt a yearning for the mountains
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
involving or expressing yearning.
a yearning hope
Example Of yearning
An occasional soul, defying all these constrains, wants to realize this truth and overcome illusion, and such a yearning soul is a fit person to become a disciple.
As the novel unreels at a pace fitting for a neighbourhood of fly fishers, Gary's adolescent yearnings and religious fears become the frame for a deeper story.
But then he wants a car with a powerful engine and the yearning returns.
Galloway Street beautifully captures the harshness of poverty and the warm good humour of a childhood dominated by songs, yarns and the yearnings of his Irish relatives for their native land.
He had something of a hungry, yearning look to his face.