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longing

A persistent desire or craving for something, usually that which is remote or unattainable.
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Every lunchtime I would gaze longingly at a Raleigh on display in the window.
It also came with a card of Seth from The OC and chocolate to scoff while I gaze longingly at him.
San Fernando Valley secession leaders look longingly at the turnaround at Fenton Avenue Charter and see the possibility of local control of all Valley schools growing out of the changed political climate that approval of secession would bring.
JOHN Prescott seems to have regained his appetite for politics - as he gazes longingly into a pie shop window yesterday.
A'' would be perfect, and highway planners speak longingly of bringing area freeways up to level ``D,'' which is loosely defined as slow, but moving.
IF you've walked past a shop looking longingly at the designer handbags but balked at the price, a new site could be the answer.
FOR many, Monday saw the start of another working year and that sinking feeling of returning to the old routine - getting up early and going to a mundane job, wishing longingly for Friday to arrive.
You first see the red-haired Lana looking longingly posed under a sign that says ``Man Wanted.
Which does pose a few puzzles for newcomers, such as why is Dr Kylie gazing longingly at other people's children?
This just makes my hands itch,'' she said, looking longingly for a shopping basket.
This was always unsettling, from the racists gobbing in Indian Harry's hair to the way the boy himself looked longingly at 14-year old Alice.