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Yen   /jɛn/   Listen
Yen

verb
1.
Have a desire for something or someone who is not present.  Synonyms: ache, languish, pine, yearn.  "I am pining for my lover"






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"Yen" Quotes from Famous Books



... yen tsa lu says, "If the people are contented and happy, God is at peace in His mind. When God is at peace in His mind, the two great ...
— Religions of Ancient China • Herbert A. Giles

... same time slowly raising themselves upright, and elevating their arms and hats above their heads; the person with 'the neck' also raising it on high. This is done three times. They then change their cry to 'Wee yen!'—'Way yen!'—which they sound in the same prolonged and slow manner as before, with singular harmony and effect, three times. This last cry is accompanied by the same movements of the body and arms as in crying ...
— The Golden Bough - A study of magic and religion • Sir James George Frazer



Words linked to "Yen" :   longing, ache, yearning, long, languish, die, pine, hungriness, hankering, Japanese monetary unit, hanker, sen



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