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yearn

  

      vb   intr  
1    usually foll by: for or after or an infinitive   to have an intense desire or longing (for); pine (for)  
2    to feel tenderness or affection  
     (Old English giernan; related to Old Saxon girnian, Old Norse girna, Gothic gairnjan, Old High German geron to long for, Sanskrit haryati he likes)  
  yearner      n  
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yearn

  
  
ache, covet, crave, desire, eat one's heart out over, hanker, have a yen for     (informal)   hunger, itch, languish, long, lust, pant, pine, set one's heart upon, suspire     (archaic or poetic)   would give one's eyeteeth for  

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