thirst for

Also found in: Idioms.
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?
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.
I'd like to take this opportunity to inform Mr Blachman that after conducting an in-depth, comprehensive straw poll of the pals, I can confirm the only bloke words our bodies thirst for are: "Put your feet up, love, I'll do the ironing.
The woman's thirst for living water becomes expectation.
What's more, these murders sparked a thirst for revenge.
Dubai Cares, the UAE-based philanthropic institution founded by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, UAE Prime Minister and Vice President and Ruler of Dubai, has announced the successful conclusion of the first phase of its Thirst for Education campaign that was carried out during the holy month of Ramadan.
Another morning and I wake with thirst for the goodness I do not have.