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longing

A persistent desire or craving for something, usually that which is remote or unattainable.
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In such a school you might even de-emphasise the GPA mentality, which puts a tether on passionate interests and substitutes other people's longings for the student's own.
However, despite the easy comparison between the books, Immortal Longings is no carbon copy of Stephanie Meyer's series, as the mythology, setting and overall vibe is distinctly different.
And ultimately, our deepest desire, planted deep within us, is our longing for God.
The artist, who is completing a residency at the National Glass Centre in Sunderland, is creating what he calls a Longing Archive and is appealing for contributions to it.
However, the uncertainty among Hmong about their homeland has caused them to develop different types of longings which are not just limited to a mythical, lost, or unknown territorial homeland.
The Bengali poet, Rabindranath Tagore, expressed this deeper longing in a prayer poem which I love.
Aggrieved by the bloodbath taking place in the name of justice and freedom, he felt compelled to offer a dour, unpopular assessment: an artist is "groping his way in the dark, just like the man in the street--incapable of separating himself from the world's misfortune and passionately longing for solitude and silence; dreaming of justice, yet being himself a source of injustice; dragged--even though he thinks he is driving it--behind a chariot that is bigger than he.
The cinematography was as fluid as Kim's movements, presenting a dreamscape of inner longings, as if this woman were out of sync in one setting while longing for another.
That both groups overestimated the freedom of the other in no way detracted from the power of their projected longings.
This city was always the center of our national longings.
Critics often note the conflict between Cullen's Africanist longings and his attachment to white traditions, but no one has noted that in Cullen's work "paganism" stands primarily as a marker for erotic desire, a movement toward an object of love or erotic experience rather than a search for origins.
In "Heart & Soul" the longings of love are beautifully portrayed in the moods and grooves of Sade, the artist formerly known as Prince, Marvin Gaye and Brandy.