Also that hankering after an overt or practical effect seems to me an apostasy.
But there was one yet—the biggest, the most blank, so to speak—that I had a hankering after.
Think I'm hankering about being smashed flatter'n a pancake, do you?
I liked it much better than that of my father, but still had a hankering for the sea.
There's the widow Babbage, down to Dock: she always had a hankering for you.
For all that, a hankering after Beaurepaire was observable in her.
He had yielded to their abjurations; but his hankering for acres had remained.
There's nothing of his father in him except his hankering after books.
She's clever, and she's been hankering for more'n we can ever give her.
"Hankering after that mountain all night," Aunt Amy muttered.