thirst after (something)

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thirst after (something)

To have an intense desire, yearning, or need for something. Even from a young age he thirsted after knowledge, devouring any he could get his hands on. Growing up in such a small, secluded town, I constantly thirsted after romance and adventure.
See also: after, thirst
References in classic literature ?
But here a confusion may arise; and I should wish to guard against an opponent starting up and saying that no man desires drink only, but good drink, or food only, but good food; for good is the universal object of desire, and thirst being a desire, will necessarily be thirst after good drink; and the same is true of every other desire.
Jesus said: ``Blessed are those who hunger and thirst after righteousness,for they shall be filled.''We have all felt pangs of hunger or thirst,at times, which have been easily satisfied with a snack or cup of tea.