She was homesick, lonely, and longed to return to the movies—a proposal nixed by the Monegasques and her spouse.
They longed to challenge the consensus, to question the basic assumptions by which their fellow citizens lived.
I think I might have longed for a simpler future with no books and not so much thinking.
Although di Giovanni had longed to be a mother, she was “not a very natural” one, she avers.
Yet, for the past several months, much of the Penn State community has longed for a reset button.
He longed to draw closer to the spot, but he knew that he dared not move.
She thought over it all day, and longed for the evening to come, when she might ask George about it.
This was her first unshared sorrow, and she longed to be away, alone.
She longed to give it to Nimble Dick; he had saved her from so much this morning.
So he told her that his friend had heard stories of her beauty and goodness, and had longed to lay the best he had at her feet.
"that extends considerably from end to end," Old English lang "long," from Proto-Germanic *langgaz (cf. Old Frisian and Old Saxon lang, Old High German and German lang, Old Norse langr, Middle Dutch lanc, Dutch lang, Gothic laggs "long").
The Germanic words are perhaps from PIE *dlonghos- (cf. Latin longus, Old Persian darga-, Persian dirang, Sanskrit dirghah, Greek dolikhos "long," Greek endelekhes "perpetual," Latin indulgere "to indulge"), from root *del- "long."
The adverb is from Old English lange, longe, from the adjective. No longer "not as formerly" is from c.1300; to be not long for this world "soon to die" is from 1714.
The word illustrates the Old English tendency for short "a" to become short "o" before -n- (also retained in bond/band and West Midlands dialectal lond from land and hond from hand).
Long vowels (c.1000) originally were pronounced for an extended time. Sporting long ball is from 1744, originally in cricket. Long jump as a sporting event is attested from 1864. A ship's long-boat so called from 1510s. Long knives, name Native Americans gave to white settlers (originally in Virginia/Kentucky) is from 1774. Long in the tooth (1841 of persons) is from horses showing age by recession of gums. Long time no see, imitative of American Indian speech, is first recorded 1900. To be long on something, "have a lot" of it, is from 1900, American English slang.
Long (lông), Crawford Williamson. 1815-1878.
American surgeon and pioneer anesthetist who was among the first (1842) to use ether as an anesthetic.