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Language: Old English
Origin: langian

long

3 verb
     
long3 [intransitive]
to want something very much, especially when it seems unlikely to happen soon
long to do something
He longed to see her again.
long for
She longed for the chance to speak to him in private.
long for somebody to do something
She longed for him to return.

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