[ US /ˈwɪstfəɫi/ ]
[ UK /wˈɪstfəli/ ]
  1. in a wistful manner
    his sister would have looked beautiful in that dress, he thought wistfully, just like an angel
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How To Use wistfully In A Sentence

  • He spoke wistfully of the war when his father was able to run out between air raids and plunder unexploded bombs.
  • Then the old man said wistfully, "Wud ye no 'like to see where I was born mesel? Why Paint in Wartime?
  • From where I sit on the hallway window ledge, I wistfully watch Nikolai Gromov putting on his jacket and boots in the coatroom. A Mountain of Crumbs
  • You'll die in the middle of the ocean," Cosby crooned wistfully, "and it will wash out your underpants. Former sailor Bill Cosby made an honorary CPO by the Navy -- a great crowd to test out new jokes
  • I'd intended to be mature and sedate and demure and just wistfully watch the young guests from afar.
  • On that occasion, a lady, both wistfully and bibulously, asks: ‘What I say is, where did we all take the wrong turn?’
  • How did your own experience inform the stories that focus on Emma, the little girl in "The Summer Kitchen," who successfully overcomes cancer but wistfully idealizes her life before cancer? A conversation with Alice Hoffman
  • The last series will probably end with Anakin loosing his temper a little, realizing that he * might possibly* end up in a bad way, and the troop looking wistfully into space before they launch for the beginning of ROTS. LucasFilm teams with Robot Chicken Duo to Develop Star Wars Animated Sitcom | /Film
  • 'Do you mean,' she said, looking up at him rather wistfully now, 'that I am _always_ what you call extravagant?' The Gold of Chickaree
  • My young tillicum had finished his tradition, and his great, solemn eyes regarded me half-wistfully. Legends of Vancouver
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