The Greek word for "return" is nostos. Algos means "suffering." So nostalgia is the suffering caused by an unappeased yearning to return.
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But never again use another person's body or emotions as a scratching post for your own unfulfilling yearnings.
Yearning for love made her feel like a cat that was always twining around ankles, meowing Pet me, pet me, look at me, love me.
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How dismal it is to see present day Americans yearning for the very orthodoxy that their country was founded to escape.
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Maybe she had it wrong all this time and her empty heart could never be filled by his ingenious broken spirit. Maybe this yearning had nothing to do with him, and everything to do with her.
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I love short stories because I believe they are the way we live. They are what our friends tell us, in their pain and joy, their passion and rage, their yearning and their cry against injustice.
I learned the strange art of loneliness, the weathered yearning that swells and passes, and swells and passes, when you walk a trail alone.
I, answering in the end, began: 'Alas,
how many yearning thoughts, what great desire,
have lead them through such sorrow to their fate?
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No one could possibly understand my purest feelings but I couldn't care less; My deepest yearnings are nobody's goddamn business anyway
You are one corrupt, perfectly white flower, yearning for its own reflection, in the calm waters
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The longing for sweets is really a yearning for love or "sweetness.
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Do we secretly idolize our imagined opposites, yearning to become the role models for others we know we could never be for ourselves?