noununcountable or countable
forsomething/to + infinitiveanhelo (masculine) or ansia (feminine (with masculine article in the singular))she had a yearning to travel dealgo/+ infinitivetenía ansias de viajar
anhelaba viajarExample sentences
- My yearnings for the taste of meat are becoming almost animalistic in their fervour.
- Maimonides compares this to the intense yearnings that a man feels for a woman.
- The feminine side in all of us sometimes represents fulfilment of spiritual yearnings.
- [literary] (before noun)(look/tone)a yearning desire
un vehemente deseoExample sentences
- What is the suppressed focus, the yearning urge in our species to be so neccessarily linked?
- Is there no unhappy David to whom I can sing the yearning psalms of love?
- The accompanying soundtrack has the yearning vocal of one José González.
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