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thirst for something

 
1. Lit. to desire something to drink. (Somewhat formal.) "I thirst for something cooling and refreshing." said the preacher. You could see that everyone there was thirsting for water, or even coffee, but there was no refreshment in sight.
2. Fig. to have a strong desire for something. (See also have a thirst for something.) In the old days, students were said to thirst for knowledge. The generals thirsted for new battles to be fought.
See also: thirst

thirst for

or thirst after
v.
To have a strong craving for something; yearn for something: The oppressed people thirst for freedom.
See also: thirst
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The global thirst for oil empowers dictators, compromises any desire to protect civilians, and drives our participation in wars in Iraq, Libya, Syria, and Afghanistan.
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The woman's thirst for living water becomes expectation.
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Another morning and I wake with thirst for the goodness I do not have.
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At the start of the Sabbath, the rabbi leading the weekend sang a song, which conveyed something of the soul's thirst for God.
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For anyone who has contemplated the economic realities of musicians, or wondered why Mozart was so poor and Liszt so well-heeled, this book will satisfy your thirst for that knowledge.
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Thirst for water is compared to thirst for God as follows in Psalm 42.
How can we respond to this thirst for hope and love other than by taking recourse to Christ through Mary?
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