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verb as in desire

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Such is their seduction that poets, designers, and ad gurus hankering for inspiration have turned to the fruit since olden times.

From Ozy

They’ve been together for 20 years, and she knew this was something he’d been hankering to do for a long time.

From Time

The trip represented the birth of a new era in skiing, and a new era in Canada’s mountain legacy, opening a fresh frontier that drew skiers hankering for uncommon adventure and guides hungry for challenge.

From Time

They hankered that their future children might feel similarly, partly because, as Brandon put it, “They do better in just learning how to handle life, learning how to handle the real world.”

As the world got weird and we sheltered at home, many of us hankered for the familiar, the stable, the uncool.

Love brings exactly the type of fresh-faced diversity the GOP, and by extension, She-PAC desperately hanker for.

I've seen just enough of flying fishes to hanker after Mandalay, just enough of Spaniards to long for a sight of Spain.

"I don't hanker much after the dry job of pumping the colonel," he added, winking at Clifford significantly.

What I really hanker for is to be a painter; and of portraits, on the whole, I think.

I certainly do hanker for about four or five little curly-headed rascals to take on my knee.

If there was one thing he did hanker after, it was southernwood; but he couldn't see her grubbin' up things that way.


On this page you'll find 42 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to hanker, such as: crave, itch, yearn, ache, covet, and hunger.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.