But for much of the country, these fleeting moments of wistful longing happen in the everyday-low-prices aisles of Walmart.
This puts into wistful perspective the developing consensus that we should do something about it.
It makes me feel sort of hopeful, and I have a wistful sort of longing for it.
1610s, "closely attentive," from obsolete wist "intent" (c.1500), of uncertain origin. Perhaps formed on the model of wishful. The meaning of "yearningly eager" is first recorded 1714. Related: Wistfully; wistfulness.