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hanker after (something)

To have a very strong, persistent desire or craving for something. I've been hankering after sushi ever since I came back from Tokyo last month. The former heavyweight champion has been hankering after a chance to reclaim her title.
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hanker for (something)

To have a very strong, persistent desire or craving for something. I've been hankering for sushi ever since I came back from Tokyo last month. The former heavyweight champion has been hankering for a chance to reclaim her title.
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have a hankering for (something)

To have a very strong, persistent desire or craving for something. I've been having a hankering for sushi ever since I came back from Tokyo last month. The former heavyweight champion has had a hankering for a chance to reclaim her title.
See also: hanker, have

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
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You'll get a listing of purveyors and producers near you, plus online sources and even restaurants that serve what you have a hankering for.
The artist is not hankering for an earlier time; instead, he is very much the antiquarian, a contemporary figure who, through his obsession with moribund practices, reveals himself as the quintessential man of his time.
It is through her--despite her obvious feelings of being overwhelmed at times--that the children were able to develop their strong sense of individuality, Their mother often found solace in her books: "Our mother's hankering for a life of the mind was honorable and heartfelt.
Now cardiac specialists in Wales are hankering after a heart czar to match the one in England, because he's doing such a good job on focusing attention on issues there.
The reader can take solace, though, in the knowledge that there are already other sources which are certain to satisfy one's intellectual hankering in this regard, including Allen's own, The Arabic Novel: An Historical and Critical Introduction (2nd edition, Syracuse University Press, 1995).
The brown-eyed beauty says she's hankering for a family.
hankering, gross, mystical, nude; / How is it I extract strength from the beef I eat?" - smutty inferences are nearly irresistible.
Aren't critics of the modernization of the Middle East merely hankering back to nineteenth-century engravings of old Stamboul and Cairo, full of people and intimate, secret places which can have no role in the world of cars and computer-controlled air conditioning?
The second-tier consists of some three dozen smaller firms, hankering for tie-ups with each other and with the real bigwigs.
The great irony in all of this, however, is that it may well be our very hankering for home that is at the root of some of our current problems.
Chalk it up to a hankering for challenge and a call from a troubled, family-owned company that had spread itself too thin.
Behind all the stories is a common reality: the hankering of the human heart.
Summary: Leeds [UK], June 9 (ANI): England national football team manager Gareth Southgate has no hankering of leaving his duty for any club as he said he is committed to England.
Before petrol heads get carried away, consider that London has long (via Bernie Ecclestone) been hankering after an F1 Grand Prix race.
Various Artists Highlights From Les Miserables On course to go to No1 in the album charts off the back of the blockbuster movie currently blazing a trail at the box office, it seems the nation has been hankering to get another listen to an international superstar cast led by Hugh Jackman, Russell Crowe and Anne Hathaway.