What is yearn?

  • (verb): Have a desire for something or someone who is not present.
    Synonyms: ache, yen, pine, languish
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on yearn:

Confucianists - Themes in Confucian Thought - Relationships
... Mencius says "When being a child, yearn for and love your parents when growing mature, yearn for and love your lassie when having wife and child(ren), yearn ...

More definitions of "yearn":

  • (verb): Have affection for; feel tenderness for.
  • (verb): Desire strongly or persistently.
    Synonyms: hanker, long

Famous quotes containing the word yearn:

    The Miss America contest is ... the most perfectly rendered theater in our culture, for it so perfectly captures what we yearn for: a low-class ritual, a polished restatement of vulgarity, that wants to open the door to high-class respectability by way of plain middle-class anxiety and ambition.
    Gerald Early (b. 1952)

    It’s not that I don’t want to be a beauty, that I don’t yearn to be dripping with glamor. It’s just that I can’t see how any woman can find time to do to herself all the things that must apparently be done to make herself beautiful and, having once done them, how anyone without the strength of mind of a foreign missionary can keep up such a regime.
    Cornelia Otis Skinner (1901–1979)

    Education in our times must try to find whatever there is in students that might yearn for completion, and to reconstruct the learning that would enable them autonomously to seek that completion.
    Allan Bloom (b. 1930–1992)