thirst for

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See: need
References in classic literature ?
of all tortures That torture the worst Has abated -- the terrible Torture of thirst For the naphthaline river Of Passion accurst: -- I have drank of a water That quenches all thirst: --
You thirst for life and try to settle the problems of life by a logical tangle.
For why should the thirst for knowledge be aroused, only to be disappointed and punished?
After his journey to the Thibet, the doctor had remained nearly two years without hinting at new explorations; and Dick, supposing that his friend's instinct for travel and thirst for adventure had at length died out, was perfectly enchanted.
Elizabeth was of a calmer and more concentrated disposition; but, with all my ardour, I was capable of a more intense application and was more deeply smitten with the thirst for knowledge.
My father was not scientific, and I was left to struggle with a child's blindness, added to a student's thirst for knowledge.
his hum- ble subjects hunger and thirst for words of wisdom out of the mouth of their master his Serene and Sacred Raggedness
It is too true, however disgraceful it may be to human nature, that nations in general will make war whenever they have a prospect of getting anything by it; nay, absolute monarchs will often make war when their nations are to get nothing by it, but for the purposes and objects merely personal, such as thirst for military glory, revenge for personal affronts, ambition, or private compacts to aggrandize or support their particular families or partisans.
Nor can one express the love with which he would be received in all those provinces which have suffered so much from these foreign scourings, with what thirst for revenge, with what stubborn faith, with what devotion, with what tears.
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We often mistake thirst for hunger and reach for something sugary to fill us up.
The global thirst for fossil fuels remains at the heart of all calculations in the Middle East; recent reports suggest Saudi Arabia is bribing Russia to drop Syria by offering a secret oil deal.