wished-for

ADJECTIVE
  1. greatly desired
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How To Use wished-for In A Sentence

  • M. Menoides, at the suggestion of M. Villemain, Minister of Public Instruction to King Louis Philippe, had been entrusted with a commission to search for ancient MSS., and in carrying out his instructions he found a MS. at the convent of St. Laura, on Mount Athos, which proved to be a copy of the long suspected and wished-for choliambic version of Babrias. Fables
  • These incentives succeed in landing Tom and his nag in the wished-for spot, when, immediately, the wood begins to resound with shouts of "Yoicks True-bo-y, yoicks Jorrocks' Jaunts and Jollities
  • But that couldn't be, any more than a written thing could be unwritten, or a wished-for thing unwished. THE GREAT AND SECRET SHOW
  • And at the last, constant sleepings, with slight delirium, and other marks of extreme exhaustion, announce the wished-for release.
  • She sighed, thinking of her wished-for frost-free refrigerator, her balcony, her new carpeting.
  • First, however, we pulled out some way, and laid down our fish-pots at a spot where Ali seemed to think it was possible we might capture one of the much-wished-for nautili. In the Eastern Seas
  • You may ride in your quiet road-stead on the other side with all your ships, till God send us that long-wished-for westerly wind, unless you get a _slatch_ of wind to carry one of your ships to the _bab_, to see if all be well there, and so return back to you. A General History and Collection of Voyages and Travels — Volume 08
  • The board was told of a situation where couples are left for years on end without making progress in their wished-for adoption.
  • Harding commenced by manufacturing a drawplate, that is to say, a plate of steel, pierced with conical holes of different sizes, which would successively bring the wire to the wished-for tenacity. The Mysterious Island
  • To attempt to shorten the road between desire and attainment is nine times out of ten to go astray, and to miss the wished-for object altogether. Speech by George Canning
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