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Definitions of thirst

  1.   A sensation of dryness in the throat associated with a craving for liquids, produced by deprivation of drink, or by some other cause ( as fear, excitement, etc.) which arrests the secretion of the pharyngeal mucous membrane; hence, the condition producing this sensation.
  2.   The uneasiness caused by want of drink: vehement desire for drink: eager desire for anything.
  3.   A sensation calling for relief by drinking; also, any eager desire or longing.
  4.   Craving for water.
  5.   To have a vehement desire.
  6.   A drive stemming from a physiological need for water.
  7.   have a craving, appetite, or great desire for
  8.   Great desire for drink; drought; eager wish; as, a thirst for knowledge.
  9.   A desire for drink associated with uncomfortable sensations in the mouth and pharynx; dipsa sitis.
  10.   To feel the want of a liquid, as water; to suffer from the want of drink; to have a vehement desire for a thing.
  11.   Fig.: A want and eager desire after anything; a craving or longing; - usually with for, of, or after; as, the thirst for gold.
  12.   The sensation of a desire for swallowing a liquid, as water; a painful sense caused by the want of drink; eager desire after a thing wanted; vehement eagerness.
  13.   feel the need to drink
  14.   Desire for drink; vehement desire.
  15.   To feel thirst; to experience a painful or uneasy sensation of the throat or fauces, as for want of drink.
  16.   To have a thirst for.
  17.   To feel thirst; to long.
  18.   To feel thirst: to desire vehemently.
  19.   a physiological need to drink
  20.   strong desire for something ( not food or drink); " a thirst for knowledge"; " hunger for affection"
  21.   To desire to drink.
  22.   To have a thirst for; be thirsty; have eager desire.
  23.   A painful sensation of the throat or fauces, occasioned by the want of drink; vehement desire of drink; eager desire for anything; dryness; drought.
  24.   To experience a painful sensation for want of drink; to have a vehement desire for anything.

Quotes of thirst

  1. To underestimate one's thirst to pass a given landmark to the right or left, to find a dry spring where one looked for running water- there is no help for any of these things. – Mary Austin
  2. Small natures require despotism to exercise their sinews, as great souls thirst for equality to give play to their heart. – Honore de Balzac
  3. He that has satisfied his thirst turns his back on the well. – Baltasar Gracian
  4. God is waiting eagerly to respond with new strength to each little act of self -control, small disciplines of prayer, feeble searching after him. And his children shall be filled if they will only hunger and thirst after what he offers. – Richard Holloway
  5. Unless you become more watchful in your states and check the spirit of monopoly and thirst for exclusive privileges you will in the end find that... the control over your dearest interests has passed into the hands of these corporations. – Andrew Jackson
  6. I am your fairy tale. Your dream. Your wishes and desires, and I am your thirst and your hunger and your food and your drink. – Klaus Kinski
  7. Men are as we have always known them, neither better nor worse from the hearts of rogues there springs a latent honesty, from the depths of honest men there emerges a brutish appetite- a thirst for extermination, a desire for blood. – Frederica Montseny
  8. When it comes to having a central nervous system, and the ability to feel pain, hunger, and thirst a rat is a pig is a dog is a boy. – Ingrid Newkirk
  9. As much as we thirst for approval we dread condemnation. – Hans Selye
  10. Always, through my whole life, I've had a thirst for knowledge. – Emmitt Smith
  11. Seeing that our thirst was increasing and the water was killing us, while the storm did not abate, we agreed to trust to God, Our Lord, and rather risk the perils of the sea than wait there for certain death from thirst – Alvar N. C. de Vaca
  12. The thirst to know and understand, a large and liberal discontent. – William Watson

Usage examples for thirst

  1. He wanted her with a want that is greater than hunger or thirst or love of man for man or of man for life itself. ” – The Everlasting Whisper by Jackson Gregory
  2. Before long it was a prey to the horrors of thirst – A Popular History of France From The Earliest Times Volume I. of VI. by Francois Pierre Guillaume Guizot
  3. Horses suffering from thirst – Australia Twice Traversed, The Romance of Exploration Australia Twice Traversed. The Romance Of Exploration, Being A Narrative Compiled From The Journals Of Five Exploring Expeditions Into And Through Central South Australia, And Western Australia, From 1 by Ernest Giles
  4. And so he died for hunger and thirst – The-Travels-of-Sir-John-Mandeville by Mandeville, John, Sir
  5. “ I had nothing heavy to throw at them except my water- bottle; but, finally, taking a long drink to keep the thirst away for a time, I stood up in the machan and let fly the bottle. ” – The Sa'-Zada Tales by William Alexander Fraser
  6. By this time I was suffering dreadfully from thirst – Won from the Waves by W.H.G. Kingston
  7. “ " It's good for my thirst sir," replied Joe. ” – The Burning Spear by John Galsworthy
  8. She would rather hunger and thirst than be present at such a banquet again. ” – The Complete Historical Romances of Georg Ebers by Georg Ebers
  9. Then she drew a deep breath- in the eagerness of her thirst she had not stopped to breathe- and put down the bowl. ” – Heidi by Johanna Spyri
  10. There was but little water by the way, and after three days of thirst they came to the waters of Marah, but they were bitter, and the people cried to Moses, " What shall we drink?" ” – Child's Story of the Bible by Mary A. Lathbury
  11. “ I do think, Captain, we might as well begin, for human nature can't stand this heat and thirst much longer. ” – When London Burned by G. A. Henty
  12. Then he became strangely wide- awake, a feeling of uneasiness came over him as of some threatening presence behind him, and again he felt the thirst – Orientations by William Somerset Maugham
  13. “ No, he meant only, that thirst and thirst and thirst as you will, the supply should always be at hand and be sufficient. ” – A Letter of Credit by Susan Warner
  14. Our single bottle of tea had given out, and we suffered with thirst for several hours. ” – Across Asia on a Bicycle by Thomas Gaskell Allen and William Lewis Sachtleben
  15. “ " I reckon it's because of the weakness of the thirst that is coming over me. ” – They of the High Trails by Hamlin Garland
  16. “ " You must endure hunger and thirst cold and heat, danger and pain, if you would become a great warrior," said his father. ” – Two Indian Children of Long Ago by Frances Taylor
  17. “ I do not thirst for myself, but for my whole army. ” – A Book of Golden Deeds by Charlotte M. Yonge
  18. He was not at all certain that Bland would do so in the face of temptations,- such as hunger and thirst but it seemed a shabby trick to play him nevertheless. ” – The Thunder Bird by B. M. Bower
  19. “ No one had a drop of water to drink, neither did any one know the direction of the well; but, as all were cold and wet through, no person suffered from thirst – Ismailia by Samuel W. Baker
  20. And a certain kind of thirst is relative to a certain kind of drink; but thirst taken alone is neither of much nor little, nor of good nor bad, nor of any particular kind of drink, but of drink only? ” – Plato's Republic by Plato

Idioms for thirst

  • thirst for sth;
  • have a thirst for sth;
  • get up a thirst