yearn (v.) Old form(s): yern, yernes
grieve, make mourn, move with pity
H5 IV.iii.26[King Henry to Westmorland] It yearns me not if men my garments wear
MW III.v.41[Mistress Quickly to Falstaff, of Mistress Ford's distress] it would yearn your heart to see it
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