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synonyms for hanker after

  • ache
  • covet
  • crave
  • hunger
  • itch
  • long
  • lust
  • partial to
  • pine
  • sigh
  • thirst
  • want
  • wish
  • yearn
  • yen

antonyms for hanker after

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  • dislike
  • hate
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How to use hanker after in a sentence

I've seen just enough of flying fishes to hanker after Mandalay, just enough of Spaniards to long for a sight of Spain.
THE SOLDIER OF THE VALLEYNELSON LLOYD
But I don't see that that sort of thing helps him to decide upon the most suitable career for a young man in after-war conditions.
FIRST PLAYSA. A. MILNE
He wanted besides to stay for the after-service, which he had not done since he was a young man—never since his marriage.
ELSTER'S FOLLYMRS. HENRY WOOD
I beg you not to quarrel with me for the word; some of the partakers in that after-service remain from no higher motive.
ELSTER'S FOLLYMRS. HENRY WOOD
But the after-piece excited much emotion: it was called "The Discovery of Brazil."
JOURNAL OF A VOYAGE TO BRAZILMARIA GRAHAM
He had dashed for an after-compartment to their storage place of tools, and returned with a blow-torch in his hand.
ASTOUNDING STORIES, MAY, 1931VARIOUS
In the case of the latter, however, retribution was only visited upon the after-generation of smokers.
A CURSORY HISTORY OF SWEARINGJULIAN SHARMAN
"I don't hanker much after the dry job of pumping the colonel," he added, winking at Clifford significantly.
A FORTUNE HUNTER; OR, THE OLD STONE CORRALJOHN DUNLOE CARTERET
Agnes was often a visitor at Bungay, and not a little shocked at the atrocious after-dinner talk of the Bungay Radicals.
EAST ANGLIAJ. EWING RITCHIE
The youth had seated himself calmly on the edge of the after-rail, with an elbow rested on one knee.
THE RIVAL CAMPERS AFLOATRUEL PERLEY SMITH
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