hankering


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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?
3 Are you hankering after one of those great coloured appliances?
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.
With American's standard of living so high, consumers today are hankering to satisfy higher level emotional needs as described by psychologist Abraham Maslow in the hierarchy of needs.
It's not one of Disney's best, and will once again leave you hankering for the Disney of old, but it is definitely worth a look - if only for Cage's sterling performance alone.
If you have a hankering to get a job in the gunsmithing business you might want to check this out.