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ˈlɔŋ ɪŋ, ˈlɒŋ-long·ing

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. longing, yearning, hungrinessnoun

    prolonged unfulfilled desire or need

Wiktionary

  1. longingnoun

    An earnest and deep, not greatly passionate, but rather melancholic desire.

  2. longingnoun

    The buying of a financial instrument with the expectation that its value will rise

Webster Dictionary

  1. Longing

    of Long

  2. Longingnoun

    an eager desire; a craving; a morbid appetite; an earnest wish; an aspiration

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  1. Longing

    "Longing" is a song by Japanese heavy metal band X Japan, written by Yoshiki. The song is a ballad that has been released in several versions, most notably in two different single variations. The first, "Longing ~Togireta Melody~", was released on August 1, 1995 and reached the number 1 spot on the Oricon chart. The second, "Longing ~Setsubou no Yoru~", came out on December 11, 1995 and reached number 5.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of longing in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of longing in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of longing in a Sentence

  1. Emeasoba George:

    If you are not thankful to God for who and where you are presently. Be grateful to him at least, you are no longer who and where you used to be before now. And believe you me, if you are bold enough to become grateful to God for whoever and ­whatever you are currently. God will be moved to make you who and what you've been longing to be or become. Moreover, he (God) will surely take you to places where you've never been before. Yes! you heard me right as usual. That's 100% possible and achievable too.

  2. Zahra Pashaei:

    We are so happy that finally we got the chance to go to the stadium. Its an extraordinary feeling, at least for me, 22 or 23 years of longing and regret lies behind this.

  3. Khalil Gibran:

    The chemist who can extract from his heart's elements, compassion, respect, longing, patience, regret, surprise, and forgiveness and compound them into one can create that atom which is called love.

  4. Malcolm Muggeridge:

    The orgasm has replaced the cross as the focus of longing and fulfillment.

  5. Alexis karpouzos:

    When are we gonna talk about the unspoken? Behind of the words a silent ocean of desires and a coiled knowledge lies in wait, listen a restless voice in our heart endlessly urging us onward to break the limits of fear and to embrace of our longing. Unspoken is whatever we have not desired with all our heart

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