hanker after

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hanker after someone or something

 and hanker for someone or something
Rur. to want someone or something; to long for someone or something. I hanker after a nice big beefsteak for dinner.
See also: after, hanker
References in classic literature ?
Well, anyways, I doan' hanker for no mo' un um, Huck.
Alex (voiced by Ben Stiller), Marty (Chris Rock), Melman (David Schwimmer) and Gloria (Jada Pinkett Smith) hanker for a return to New York's Central Park Zoo.
How their fans must hanker for the glory days of Jan Aage Fjortoft in his prime and John Moncur getting stamped on by Eric Cantona.
It's enough to make you hanker for the days before the rise of the celeb fitness DVD, when soap actors saw out the twilight of their careers treading the boards in panto in Swindon or settling for the odd bit-part in the Bill.
Mr Andrews may hanker for a return to quango government but the truth is that good schools are rooted in communities; they need to be locally accountable and have access to effective local support.
Tell you who'll really enjoy a topless coffee shop - teetotal blokes who still hanker for a couple of jugs.
If ever you hanker for a more bucolic life and don't know where to start, grab this book.
SPURS fans hanker for the success long since departed, and Sugar is the focus of their anger.
And if we hanker for travel in another dimension, if we've got our heart set on zipping off into the future or dropping back into the recent or Paleolithic past--what then?
Those who hanker for the uncommon should boot up at Snow Summit in Big Bear Lake, where El Nino-aided snow accumulation has opened terrain that hasn't been skiable since the late 1970s.
Man Ray has no new critical apparatus, and while few hanker for the turgid ramblings that often accompany such books, it's hard to believe that nothing a little fresher than reprints of two brief essays by Breton and statements by Man Ray could be found-perhaps a new critical intervention by Molly Nesbit, or, at least, a reprint of one of Francis M.
To honour his memory, the 40-something male friends, who hanker for a return to their carefree days, head to New England for the funeral, reuniting for the first time in 30 years in the company of loved ones.
We just seem to be programmed to hanker for things we haven't got, and when we get them, we hanker for what we already had.
It even makes one hanker for an 'October Revolution'
Maybe it's a sign I'm getting old, as I hanker for the good old shopping days.