thirst

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On the contrary, I thirsted for yet deeper and fuller draughts than he was offering to me.
As he drove, therefore, he counted his wrongs, and thirsted for sympathy and drink.
She had felt that I had withdrawn from her my esteem; she had seen contempt and coldness in my eye, and to her, who coveted the approbation of all around her, who thirsted after universal good opinion, such discovery must have been an acute wound.