Definitions

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  • n. homesickness

Etymologies

From German Heimweh (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • "painful beauty" and his emotional relationship with the Antarctic landscape, which could be expressed "only by the German word Heimweh, a kind of painful longing for a lost home."

    Terra Incognita

  • Lotte Kramer has produced a bilingual volume of poetry called Heimweh-Homesick (1999).

    Anglo-Jewish Writers: Twentieth Century.

  • It is to be feared that she will feel herself very isolated there, and will get "Heimweh"

    Letters

  • His destinations are first and foremost a reader's destinations, the ache of his engagement with elsewhere born of the fact that nothing fosters Heimweh like a literary sensibility.

    Booking a Journey

  • Longing to be in the Heimat causes the incurable disease of Heimweh.

    Archive 2008-05-01

  • One sorrowful feeling, and only one, at times saddens her heart, and that is the _Heimweh_, the yearning after her native valley, when she longs to return to her wild and beautiful country, which the high mountains encircle, and the bright stream of the

    Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, Vol 58, No. 357, July 1845

  • _Heimweh_ is after all a good thing, and Kerry to me would always seem to be appealing, however far I had roamed.

    The Reminiscences of an Irish Land Agent

  • A rough, dry wind which should sweep away the miasmas of the swamp, the misty staleness of the _Lieder, Liedchen, Liedlein_, as numerous as drops of rain in which inexhaustibly the Germanic _Gemüt_ is poured forth: the countless things like _Sehnsucht_ (Desire), _Heimweh_ (Homesickness), _Aufschwung_

    Jean-Christophe, Volume I

  • Heimweh is after all a good thing, and Kerry to me would always seem to be appealing, however far I had roamed.

    The Reminiscences of an Irish Land Agent

  • I used to notice, even as a boy, how it seemed to inspire the shantyman to sentimental flights of _Heimweh_ that at times came perilously near poetry.

    The Shanty Book, Part I, Sailor Shanties

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