The longing to arrive at the one explanation of all things, which had inspired the older philosophers, became less earnest; the belief, indeed, that any such explanation was attainable began to fail.
She tipped her head back, longing for him to kiss her the way he used to.
At the same time the longing for radical reform and the belief that it would be easy were almost universal.
But, though learned and studious, she was intriguing and ambitious, and ready to go to any lengths to gratify her longing for power.
Seized in his turn with a longing for the cardinals hat, Dubois paid for it by the registering of the bull Unigenitus and by the persecution of the Jansenists which the regent had stopped.
I took the book in my hands and tried to feel the letters with an intensity of longing that I can never forget.
The chief responsibility for this rests with the worldly College of Cardinals, who were longing to return to France, and thence drew their inspiration.
Wonder-workers like Alexander the Paphlagonian exhibit the grosser side of the longing for spiritual communion.
He lay down on the edge of it and I burned with longing to caress him and lie down too.
Sometimes, she heard longing in his voice, the same yearning she experience for him.