sigh for

  • Beryl from Northallerton

    Senior Member
    British English
    I don't think so, but others may disagree. To me, 'I sigh for her' sounds more like expression of despair for her, than one of longing and yearning.


    Senior Member
    UK English
    The forum dictionary gives the following definition for sigh:
    3. (intransitive) often followed by for: to yearn, long, or pine

    However, I am not familiar with this meaning as used in your sentence and would prefer to long for.
    To me, sighing is something that you can hear. You cannot (normally) hear anyone who yearns for someone or something.
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