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YEARN, YERN, v.i. [G. The sense is to strain, or stretch forward. We have earnest from the same root.]

1. To be strained; to be pained or distressed; to suffer.

Falstaff, he is dead, and we must yearn therefore.

2. Usually, to long; to feel an earnest desire; that is literally, to have a desire or inclination stretching towards the object or end. 1 Kings 3.

Joseph made haste, for his bowels did yearn upon his brother. Genesis 43.

Your mothers heart yearns toward you.

--Anticlus, unable to control, spoke loud the language of his yearning soul.

YEARN, YERN, v.t. To pain; to grieve; to vex.

She laments for it, that it would yearn your heart to see it.

It yearns me not if men my garments wear.



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YEARN, YERN, v.i. [G. The sense is to strain, or stretch forward. We have earnest from the same root.]

1. To be strained; to be pained or distressed; to suffer.

Falstaff, he is dead, and we must yearn therefore.

2. Usually, to long; to feel an earnest desire; that is literally, to have a desire or inclination stretching towards the object or end. 1 Kings 3.

Joseph made haste, for his bowels did yearn upon his brother. Genesis 43.

Your mothers heart yearns toward you.

--Anticlus, unable to control, spoke loud the language of his yearning soul.

YEARN, YERN, v.t. To pain; to grieve; to vex.

She laments for it, that it would yearn your heart to see it.

It yearns me not if men my garments wear.
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Yearn
  1. To pain] to grieve; to vex.

    [Obs.] "She laments, sir, for it, that it would yearn your heart to see it." Shak.

    It yearns me not if men my garments wear. Shak.

  2. To be pained or distressed; to grieve; to mourn.

    [Obs.] "Falstaff he is dead, and we must yearn therefore." Shak.
  3. To curdle, as milk.

    [Scot.]
  4. To be filled with longing desire; to be harassed or rendered uneasy with longing, or feeling the want of a thing; to strain with emotions of affection or tenderness; to long; to be eager.

    Joseph made haste; for his bowels did yearn upon his brother; and he sought where to weep. Gen. xliii. 30.

    Your mother's heart yearns towards you. Addison.

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Yearn

YEARN, YERN, verb intransitive [G. The sense is to strain, or stretch forward. We have earnest from the same root.]

1. To be strained; to be pained or distressed; to suffer.

Falstaff, he is dead, and we must yearn therefore.

2. Usually, to long; to feel an earnest desire; that is literally, to have a desire or inclination stretching towards the object or end. 1 Kings 3:26.

Joseph made haste, for his bowels did yearn upon his brother. Genesis 43:30.

Your mothers heart yearns toward you.

--Anticlus, unable to control, spoke loud the language of his yearning soul.

YEARN, YERN, verb transitive To pain; to grieve; to vex.

She laments for it, that it would yearn your heart to see it.

It yearns me not if men my garments wear.

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IMPORT'ANCE, n.

1. Weight; consequence; a bearing on some interest; that quality of any thing by which it may affect a measure, interest or result. The education of youth is of great importance to a free government. A religious education is of infinite importance to every human being.

2. Weight or consequence in the scale of being.

Thy own importance know.

Nor bound thy narrow views to things below.

3. Weight or consequence in self-estimation.

He believes himself a man of importance.

4. Thing implied; matter; subject; importunity. [In these senses, obsolete.]

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