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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :
Long \Long\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Longed; p. pr. & vb. n.
Longing.] [AS. langian to increase, to lengthen, to stretch
out the mind after, to long, to crave, to belong to, fr. lang
long. See Long, a.]
1. To feel a strong or morbid desire or craving; to wish for
something with eagerness; -- followed by an infinitive, or
by for or after.
I long to see you. --Rom. i. 11.
I have longed after thy precepts. --Ps. cxix.
I have longed for thy salvation. --Ps. cxix.
Nicomedes, longing for herrings, was supplied with
fresh ones . . . at a great distance from the sea.
2. To belong; -- used with to, unto, or for. [Obs.]
The labor which that longeth unto me. --Chaucer.
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