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athirst

[uh-thurst] /əˈθɜrst/
adjective
1.
having a keen desire; eager (often followed by for):
She has long been athirst for European travel.
2.
Archaic. thirsty.
Origin
1000
before 1000; Middle English athurst, ofthurst, Old English ofthyrst, past participle of ofthyrstan. See a-2, thirst
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  • Its libertarian side reached out to those with athirst for knowledge, moral commitment, and meaning.
  • And he stood straining as one athirst, but he might not attain to the water to drink of it.
British Dictionary definitions for athirst

athirst

/əˈθɜːst/
adjective (postpositive)
1.
(often foll by for) having an eager desire; longing
2.
(archaic) thirsty
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