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longing

A persistent desire or craving for something, usually that which is remote or unattainable.
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It is hard not to have longings when you have lost someone very dear, especially as the years move on.
We can start with three simple acts of emptying, longing, and giving.
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.
Uncommon longings. Sometimes you feel a powerful, unmistakable, almost mystical, sense of longing for God, or of having a fleeting connection to God, triggered by unexpected circumstances.
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.
In the field, my own research interests in development, poverty, and health issues simply were not relevant to Hmong people's actual life concerns as they related to the absence of an ethnic homeland and the development of transnational longings. However, I did follow up on the original responses I received in Laos in subsequent phone conversations and e-mail correspondence.
As Doctor Rieux visits victim after victim, he watches how the quarantined residents contract or expand their lives according to their fears and longings in the face of death.
All his efforts are challenged by a local bully; a girl who pursues him for sex only; another girl who wants to convert him from atheism to Christianity; and a male friend who stirs unacknowledged longings in him for physical intimacy.
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. And certainly that children across the social spectrum were kept busy cannot be allowed to obscure the fact that material deprivation and rigorous labor mad e working-class childhood more difficult.
The shifts also provide an opportunity to weave in subplots that deal with the aspirations, allegiances and sexual longings of the women in Soledad.
"You have come from all over the country tonight to say to the whole world: We are here, we will remain here, because this city is the basis of our existence, the subject of our longings, the unfulfilled dream throughout our history...