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Word: wistful

Definition: sadly thoughtful (because of desires or memories); sadly pensive; vaguely longing

Sentences Containing 'wistful'

I dare say he rarely spoke a dozen words in an hour: but his quiet interest, and his wistful face, found immediate response in both their breasts; each knew that the other liked him, and that he loved both; and he became what no one else could be--a link between them.
I ordered him to set me down, and lifting up one of my sashes, cast many a wistful melancholy look towards the sea.

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