Usage examples for wistfulness

  1. She bent and kissed him, and picked up the lantern, and shook her head in a pretty gesture at Jean, as though half to tease him for the perturbed look upon his face, and half in grave wistfulness to charge him with the sick man's care- and then she went from the room, and presently the front door closed behind her. – The Belovéd Traitor by Frank L. Packard
  2. There, as he said good- bye to her, this little young officer added, with a wistfulness But I would give anything to!" – The Disturbing Charm by Berta Ruck
  3. There were deep shadows about the eyes she raised to Avery's face, but they smiled quite bravely, with all unconscious wistfulness – The Bars of Iron by Ethel May Dell