[ noun ] prolonged unfulfilled desire or need
Used in print(Joyce O. Hertzler, American Social Institutions;...)
The kind of religious experience that most moderns seek not_only provides , clarifies , and relates human yearnings , values , ideals , and purposes ; it also provides facilities and incitements for the development of personality , sociality , and creativeness .(Bruce Palmer, "My Brother's Keeper", Many Are...)
Despite his yearning , the colonel would not go_down to see the men come_through the lines .(Leo Lemon, "Catch Up With" and "Something to...)
Although the play does show a certain structural amateurishness ( there are eleven acts varying in length from twenty-five seconds to an hour and a half ) , the statement it makes concerning the ceaseless yearning and searching of youth is profound and worthy of our attention .