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thirsty for something

1. Lit. needing to drink something. I'm thirsty for a glass of cold water.
2. Fig. craving or desiring something. The students were thirsty for knowledge. That evil tyrant is thirsty for power.
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thirsty soul

n. a drunkard; a person in need of a drink. Yes, I’d call Bill a thirsty soul—he always seems thirsty for booze. There was a long line of thirsty souls waiting for the liquor joint to open.
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Thus, Yose ben Yoezer offers the advice: "Let your home be the house of assembly of the wise (the rabbinical scholars) and let yourself be covered by the dust of their feet (sit at their feet), and thirstily drink their words.
Instead I thirstily gulp down the technological cocktail being served, before spewing it all back up in the form of my own glib and meaningless contributions - I tweet, I text, I e-mail, I Facebook, I post a picture of a tasty sandwich I'm about to eat.
05, I remember Jeff Pearce and picture him waiting thirstily at the bar of the Waggon and Horses for me to buy him that drink.
That may sound like a lot but according to Nia my skin needed it, thirstily gulping up every drop of face treatment oil she smoothed on.
I have to say that I got nowhere near that, but with outside temperatures in the 90s, the climate control (an option) was working desperately - and undoubtedly thirstily - to keep its cool.
Teeing off at 3pm, Steve Webster finally came off five hours and 36 minutes later - chiefly to the frustration of the gnarled, old pack of local hacks thirstily waiting to interview him, so they could vamoose off to their watering holes (for those lucky ones among them staying in overnight accommodation that had bars, that is).
He could well afford to fill the tank that drains a little bit thirstily at 20.
My ears sucked in this breath of life as thirstily as a dried out old typewriter ribbon soaking up ink.
Ashley twisted his face under the tap and thirstily gulped down some water.
Emerging from the dust churned up by the helicopter, they looked like they had not slept for days and swigged water thirstily.