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Meaning of yearning

yearn•ing

Pronunciation: (yûr'ning), [key]
— n.
  1. deep longing, esp. when accompanied by tenderness or sadness: a widower's yearning for his wife.
  2. an instance of such longing.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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