68 collocations for longs
But you know you're longing all the time for some work to do yourself.
These graceful creatures have long, slender limbs, delicately-formed heads, and large, beautiful eyes.
He longed, too, to learn from Tom somewhat at least of that savoir faire, that power of "becoming all things to all men," which St. Paul had; and for want of which Frank had failed.
Brown's neighbours were not of the very poorest, by any means, but all were thriftily accustomed to self-denial, and there is no flavour to any dainty like that of having seldom tasted but of having longed for it all one's life.
By longing Nations for the Throne design'd, And call'd to guard the Rights of Human-kind; With secret Grief his God-like Soul repines, And Britain's Crown with joyless Lustre shines, While Prayers and Tears his destin'd Progress stay, And Crowds of Mourners choak their Sovereign's Way.
He is partial to long "Oh's," and "Ah's" and solemn breathings; and sometimes tells you more by a look or a subdued, calmly-moulded groan than by dozens of sentences.
He wished to pass by means of it into a sphere of sublimated sensation which would arouse in him new commotions whose cause he might long and vainly seek to analyze.
All day long the fire of muskets and cannonthen, from sunset to dawn, the curving fire of the roaring mortars, and the steady, never-ceasing crack of the sharp-shooters along the front.
But here I longed true knowledge to attain.
See here his slot; up yon green hill he climbs, Pants on its brow a while, sadly looks back On his pursuers, covering all the plain; But wrung with anguish, bears not long the sight, Shoots down the steep, and sweats along the vale: There mingles with the herd, where once he reigned Proud monarch of the groves, whose clashing beam His rivals awed, and whose exalted power Was still rewarded with successful love.
He longed to say somethingif only a word of common civilityto the young girl; but he felt that there was now an impassable barrier between them.
What a pity Mr. Green hadn't longed for a musical instrument, and been too poor to buy one.
In those words lives the very spirit of that enviable death which all men think they long forthe death which takes no thought of self, and swallows up fear in victory.
"Papa and I have been longing and longing all the day.
However long the storm, they never stirred abroad; partly for their own comfort, partly because all game lies hid at such times and it is practically impossible, even for a wolf, to find it.
Some deftly carved boxes and figures of chamois and their hunters stood on Carlen's best-room mantel, much admired by her neighbors, and longed for by her toddling girl,these, and a bunch of dried and crumbling blossoms of the Ladies' Tress, were all that had survived the storm.
I knew that Tahitian life, political and economic, social and religious, had been utterly changed, but I longed for an understanding of what had been; a panorama of it before my eyes.
He began to conceive himself as the predatory chief of Arabia, one who was regarded with awe and fear by the surrounding tribes, with the one exception of the stiff-necked city, Mecca, whose inhabitants he longed in vain to subdue.
Ah, how I longed that old Bouvet, or any of my comrades of the hussars, was there, instead of this mummy of a man.
Dupleix espied the possibility of a new organization which should secure to the French in India the preponderance, and ere long the empire even, in the two peninsulas.
All day long the range cattle, about three hundred in number had searched the river bottom for the grass which the heavy snowfall of the night before had covered; searched eagerly, nervously all the while, bawling, ill-naturedly pushing and horning, blaming each other in a perfectly human way.
As I followed close behind, Knowledge like an awful wind Seemed to blow my naked mind Into darkness black and bare; Yet with longing wild and dim, And a terror vast and grim, Nearer still I pressed to him, Till I almost touched his hair.
"Sleep on, and love and longing Breathe in each other's breast; But fail not when the morn returns To rouse you from your rest: With dawn shall we be stirring, When, lifting high his fair And feathered neck, the earliest bird To clarion to the dawn is heard.
According to this plan, Charlemagne had to traverse the territories of Aquitaine and Vasconia, domains of Duke Lupus II., son of Duke Waifre, so long the foe of Pepin the Short, a Merovingian by descent, and in all these qualities little disposed to favor Charlemagne.
No law can long exactly fit changing conditions.