Definition of longed-for in English:

longed-for

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adjective

Strongly wished for or desired: a longed-for second child
More example sentences
  • A pair of love birds found out what it was like to be treated like royalty when a longed-for letter from the Queen arrived by special delivery.
  • In my part of the country, the oppressive days of late summer are now past, and the first hint of the longed-for winter rains have teased us by speckling the dusty ground.
  • People with terminal illnesses living in the Sheffield and Peak District areas will be able to apply for bursaries from the charity to help them realise longed-for dreams.

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Pronunciation: niːˈɒt(ə)ni
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