hunger for (something)

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hunger for (something)

To have an intense desire, yearning, or need for something. Even from a young age he hungered for knowledge, devouring any he could get his hands on. Growing up in such a small, secluded town, I constantly hungered for romance and adventure.
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Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

hunger for someone or something

to desire someone or something; to yearn for someone or something. I hunger for you. I want you madly. He looked at the cake and you could see he was hungering for it. The prisoner was consumed with a hunger for freedom.
See also: for, hunger
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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Yet to focus on the ugliness of this wound, to feel and acknowledge it, is a way for us to remain conscious of the violence that is always tied to our writing and reading about God (and those who have hungered for him).