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Synonyms for hanker

to have a strong longing for

Synonyms for hanker

desire strongly or persistently

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Because of the small difference in date between English to hanker (1601) and hungkeren(2) in Kiliaan (1599) -- as if both words were identical - he takes it to be a fact that English to hanker was derived from Dutch: "OED is wrong in stating that the Du.
It even makes one hanker for an 'October Revolution'
While most may hanker after their youth in the fifties, more than three-quarters say they would much rather be pensioners today than then.
As it does, the future focus of consuming will be inside, rather than outside, so consumer will hanker after products, services and experiences that will develop their mind, body, heart and soul.
SENTIMENTAL JOURNEY Do you ever hanker to embark On a sentimental journey way Back to your roots Nine times out of 10 there's little left of our childhood homes Familiar street names, yes but Where have all the landmarks gone?
To honour his memory, the 40-something male friends, who hanker for a return to their carefree days, head to New England for the funeral, reuniting for the first time in 30 years in the company of loved ones.
Tell you who'll really enjoy a topless coffee shop - teetotal blokes who still hanker for a couple of jugs.
To say that racecourse trainers hanker for the days of running horses from the backs of lorries with little apparent regard for welfare and integrity is an unfounded slur on the profession.
JAHEIM: Ghetto Classics Those hankering for the glorious Philly soul sound of the 70s need hanker no more.
While most people hanker after the new car smell, the reality is that the vast majority of the 27 million cars on the road are more likely to reek of fish, vomit and stale milk - made even worse with the hot weather bringing out the worst in any decomposing food lurking under the driver's seat.
It's all very well saying if you don't like it, don't watch it, but sometimes don't you just hanker after the Billy Cotton Band Show, The Black and White Minstrels and Dixon of Dock Green?
Man Ray has no new critical apparatus, and while few hanker for the turgid ramblings that often accompany such books, it's hard to believe that nothing a little fresher than reprints of two brief essays by Breton and statements by Man Ray could be found-perhaps a new critical intervention by Molly Nesbit, or, at least, a reprint of one of Francis M.
Region VI (Michigan and Ohio): Terry Hanker, Cincinnati; Regional VII (Illinois, Indiana and Wisconsin): Joseph C.
But it seems some fans hanker after the days of Sam Hammam and have been bombarding the City chairman with messages calling for the Lebanese businessman to return.
Having tried various new perfumes I still hanker after teenage memories of my empty bottle and empty romance