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Word: wistful

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


Sentences Containing 'wistful'

"For Keeps" adheres to the Field Mice blueprint of ambient electronica combined with wistful acoustic/jangle pop with Bobby Wratten's lovelorn lyrical obsessions... best represented on the alternately reflective and soaring highlight that is "Star of David".
And Mr. LaChiusa's Charlotte, like Mr. Sondheim's Bobby, is a wistful, disengaged soul who is surrounded by people who advise her on how to live...The problem, as the show goes on, is that there's an inevitable monotony to Charlotte's interior life."
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.
In his review for AllMusic, Chuck Donkers gave the album three out of five stars, noting that Knopfler's music "nicely evokes the picture's wistful, nostalgic atmosphere."
The only filly to do so before her was Wistful.

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