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Synonyms for craving

a strong wanting of what promises enjoyment or pleasure

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an intense desire for some particular thing

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One small observation before I go further," he continued, after a pause, "whether it is true or no that the mother's fancies at the time of conception or in the months before birth can influence her child, this much is certain, my mother during her pregnancy had a passion for gold, and I am the victim of a monomania, of a craving for gold which must be gratified.
In the winter bleakness a hunger for colour came over people, like the Laplander's craving for fats and sugar.
Was I not, though you might deem me cold, nevertheless a man thoughtful for others, craving little for himself -- kind, true, just and of constant, if not warm affections?
I had hard work at it for several weeks; you see I never did get drunk, but I found that I was not my own master, and that when the craving came on it was hard work to say `no'.
The dog looked foolish, and probably felt so; but there was resentment in his heart, too, and a craving for revenge.
Pure, bracing ventilation they must have up there at all times, indeed: one may guess the power of the north wind blowing over the edge, by the excessive slant of a few stunted firs at the end of the house; and by a range of gaunt thorns all stretching their limbs one way, as if craving alms of the sun.
said the man with the restless hand and the craving air.
His loom, as he wrought in it without ceasing, had in its turn wrought on him, and confirmed more and more the monotonous craving for its monotonous response.
To me it was one prolonged divine event, and, with such daily intercourse with Nicolete, I never dreamed of craving for any other excitement.
This craving drove him to draw near to the inn, still undecided whether to go in or not, and as he was hesitating there came out two persons who at once recognised him, and said one to the other:
Nay, my lord, craving your pardon, but we are accustomed to have grace before meat," said Robin decorously.
All that time I felt a vague, a growing craving to look once more on whatever remained of the little life that seemed so happy and bright in my past.
I knew that they had been swarming in me all my life and craving some outlet from me, but I would not let them, would not let them, purposely would not let them come out.
For you had understood what I wanted, you had understood what my heart was craving for.
In one of these two instances of a craving for stimulants, developed from sheer anxiety, I cannot assert that the man's seaman-like qualities were impaired in the least.