homesicknesses

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homesicknesses

  1. plural form of homesickness
    • 2004, Jigna Desai, Beyond Bollywood: The Cultural Politics of South Asian Diasporic Film, p. 32:
      I explore how women's bodies reflect homesicknesses — the gendered social and physical illnesses that result from the production of home.
    • 1978, George Nauman Shuster, The Catholic Spirit in America, p. 187:
      It is well we should be reverent in their presence and homesick for them — but a thousand homesicknesses cannot put up what Carlyle called "my own four walls".
    • 1860, Henry Ward Beecher, Life Thoughts: Gathered from the Extemporaneous Discourses of Henry Ward Beecher, p. 67:
      Our yearnings are homesicknesses for heaven ; our sighings are for God, just as children that cry themselves asleep away from home, and sob in their slumber, know not that they sob for their parents.

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