yearn

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yearn /ˈjɚn/ verb
yearns; yearned; yearning
yearn
/ˈjɚn/
verb
yearns; yearned; yearning
Learner's definition of YEARN
[no object]
: to feel a strong desire or wish for something or to do something

— yearning

/ˈjɚnɪŋ/ noun, plural yearnings [count]
yearn, long, and pine mean to want something very much.
yearn suggests a strong desire for something combined with a feeling of sadness.
long is used like
yearn and may also suggest a desire for something that you can only get or achieve by working hard or being lucky.
pine suggests that you grow weak while continuing to want something that you may never have.
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