in a wistful manner

his sister would have looked beautiful in that dress, he thought wistfully, just like an angel

Derived from adjective: ↑wistful

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • wistfully — adv. Wistfully is used with these verbs: ↑gaze, ↑recall, ↑sigh, ↑think …   Collocations dictionary

  • wistfully — wistful ► ADJECTIVE ▪ having or showing a feeling of vague or regretful longing. DERIVATIVES wistfully adverb wistfulness noun. ORIGIN apparently from obsolete wistly intently , influenced by WISHFUL(Cf. ↑wishfully) …   English terms dictionary

  • Wistfully — Wistful Wist ful, a. [For wishful; perhaps influenced by wistly, which is probably corrupted from OE. wisly certainly (from Icel. viss certain, akin to E. wit). See {Wish}.] [1913 Webster] 1. Longing; wishful; desirous. [1913 Webster] Lifting up… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • wistfully — adverb see wistful …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • wistfully — See wistful. * * * …   Universalium

  • wistfully — adverb In a wistful manner; <!other wording …   Wiktionary

  • wistfully — adv. in a wistful manner, longingly, yearningly …   English contemporary dictionary

  • wistfully — wist·ful·ly …   English syllables

  • wistfully — See: wistful …   English dictionary

  • wistfully adv — I d like to play Bridge but hate the bidding, Tom said wistfully …   English expressions

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