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longing

A persistent desire or craving for something, usually that which is remote or unattainable.
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So did Fadl Shaker's 2003 song and video "Ya Ghayab," a song addressed longingly to one who has left.
In Claerbout's latest work, the video Shadow Piece, 2005, an empty marble, steel, and glass building entryway--taken from a found photograph--is approached by various people who, when they find that it is inaccessible, look longingly inside, reflecting perhaps a futile yearning for the past.
They move longingly toward the vast new western world, and are then absorbed back into dust and tears.
Some of those books, such as Helen Bannerman's Little Black Sambo, seriously stereotyped and distorted the images of black people, while others like Harold Courlander's Ride With the Sun: Folk Tales and Stories From All Countries of the United Nations took me longingly from Iraq and Belgium to Mexico and Ethiopia.
If you've ever looked longingly at a high-definition television in an electronics store, the nagging question in your mind is probably, "Does anybody really own one of these?
Charlie's Angels star Drew Barrymore was said to have the sexiest eyes - nearly one in five men said they would like to gaze longingly into the Hollywood star's eyes.
And while Western business people often look longingly at the perceived huge Chinese market, exporters should "try to drive the phrase '1.
This novel, both a theological and secular mystery, takes its title from the Gershwin song, in which a young woman sings longingly for a lover.
Not surprisingly, it turns out that the HUI is a retail trade lobby--an organization that looks longingly at all the money lavished on immunization programs and prenatal care and wonders why those funds aren't freed up so that the Swedes can buy more Nokias.