hunger


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Synonyms for hunger

hunger for or after something or someone

Synonyms

  • want
  • desire
  • crave
  • hope for
  • long for
  • wish for
  • yearn for
  • pine for
  • hanker after
  • ache for
  • thirst after
  • itch after

Synonyms for hunger

a desire for food or drink

a strong wanting of what promises enjoyment or pleasure

to have a greedy, obsessive desire

Synonyms for hunger

strong desire for something (not food or drink)

feel the need to eat

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have a craving, appetite, or great desire for

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be hungry

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I am he whom you sold and dishonored -- I am he whose betrothed you prostituted -- I am he upon whom you trampled that you might raise yourself to fortune -- I am he whose father you condemned to die of hunger -- I am he whom you also condemned to starvation, and who yet forgives you, because he hopes to be forgiven -- I am Edmond Dantes
And then, at last, one hot midday, dizzy with hunger, we gained the divide.
My recollections of her were accompanied by sensations of hunger, and these I felt when I was not hungry and when I had just eaten.
And in the garden beyond Roehampton I got a quan- tity of immature potatoes, sufficient to stay my hunger.
While we are talking or reading, we may eat in complete unconsciousness; but we perform the actions of eating just as we should if we were conscious, and they cease when our hunger is appeased.
When the experience needed is common and simple, as in the case of hunger, a mistake is not very probable.
The ass is in proper trim, the mountains are near at hand, hunger presses, we have nothing more to do but make good our retreat, and, as the saying is, the dead to the grave and the living to the loaf.
The poor wanderers, however, nearly starved with hunger and cold, were in no mood to enjoy the glories of these brilliant scenes; though they stamped pictures on their memory which have been recalled with delight in more genial situations.
For several hours Tarzan lolled upon his swaying, leafy couch until once again hunger and thirst suggested an excursion.
I felt light, and hunger, and thirst, and darkness; innumerable sounds rang in my ears, and on all sides various scents saluted me; the only object that I could distinguish was the bright moon, and I fixed my eyes on that with pleasure.
The gentlewoman, and her son, and this maid, were first hardly used as to provisions, and at last totally neglected and starved--that is to say, brought to the last extremity of hunger.
Their mother, catching them at these pranks, began reminding them in Levin's presence of the trouble their mischief gave to the grown-up people, and that this trouble was all for their sake, and that if they smashed the cups they would have nothing to drink their tea out of, and that if they wasted the milk, they would have nothing to eat, and die of hunger.
I was seldom whipped by my old master, and suf- fered little from any thing else than hunger and cold.
Here they eagerly slaked their thirst; but, this being allayed, the calls of hunger became equally importunate.
It happened that the eldest wanted to go into the forest to hew wood, and before he went his mother gave him a beautiful sweet cake and a bottle of wine in order that he might not suffer from hunger or thirst.
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