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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR HUNGERED

And as his health returned, he hungered for keener sensations.

I hungered so for love—for your love, Antonio—that I had not the strength.

Mary Rose hungered for the information, as she leaned against the table.

Neither gods nor men could give her the comfort which her soul so hungered for.

Famished by his detention in prison, he hungered for the sight of Tess.

Here was the precious book-knowledge for which she had hungered and pinched so long.

Her heart had hungered for the one glad cry of joy: "Mother, I'll come to thee!"

So long hopeless, so long hungry as she had been after this taste, she only hungered the more.

They hungered, but it would have been of no use to go down to the cold icy surface.

As for Miss Arundel herself, she hungered and thirsted after her.

WORD ORIGIN

Old English hungor "unease or pain caused by lack of food, craving appetite, debility from lack of food," from Proto-Germanic *hungruz (cf. Old Frisian hunger, Old Saxon hungar, Old High German hungar, Old Norse hungr, German hunger, Dutch honger, Gothic huhrus), probably from PIE root *kenk- (2) "to suffer hunger or thirst." Hunger strike attested from 1885; earliest references are to prisoners in Russia.

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