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A sound of craving and eagerness that had nothing articulate in it but blood.

Throbbing with a grateful, craving allegiance, I seized the rein.

Why should I be sober, when in such moments I suffer agonies of craving?

Thus it is not alcoholism or the craving for drink which is inherited.

It seemed to her that if she could not satisfy her craving she herself must lose her life.

And at that moment he felt a craving to proclaim it, to cry it aloud.

The craving for excitement and for elaboration has ruined that blessing.

Was I over-covetous in craving this one corner of the vast universe?

Lying there, he felt a craving that bit like thirst or hunger.

He felt a craving, greater at first even than his thirst, for light.

WORD ORIGIN

Old English crafian "ask, implore, demand by right," from North Germanic *krabojan (cf. Old Norse krefja "to demand," Danish kræve, Swedish kräva); perhaps related to craft in its base sense of "power." Current sense "to long for" is c.1400, probably through intermediate meaning "to ask very earnestly" (c.1300). Related: Craved; craving.

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