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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.
See also: soul, thirsty
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NNearly half see no need for action if experiencing increased thirstiness.
Yet, I had difficulty sleeping at night thinking that right in our very midst were people abandoned in great pain and dying in advanced degrees of starvation and thirstiness.