Hankering in a sentence

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Definition of Hankering

  • a yearning for something or to do something

How to use hankering in a sentence. Hankering pronunciation.

There has been no hankering for it or for strong drink since.
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She had been hankering for it.
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The young lord whose hand I refused when I took up with wise Jasper once brought two of them to my mother's tan, {249b} when hankering after my company; they did nothing but carp at each other's words, and a pretty hand they made of it.
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She's clever, and she's been hankering for more'n we can ever give her.
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She's younger than I was; if the hankering for the sea and the life of the shore hasn't got into her too deep, maybe she'll be able to cut loose for good.
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She came to the descent, and the pinto, having no desire for applause but a very great hankering for whole bones in his body, planted his forefeet and slid to a stop upon the brink.
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I never knew a sailor yet who wouldn't tell you sailoring was a dog's life; but I never knew one who quit and quite recovered from the hankering to go back.
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Many young geniuses have an early hankering, as Goethe had, to turn painters.
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She was due to leave the house next day, and left, although conscious of a strange hankering to stay; and during the interval gave Mr Dalzell no further opportunity to talk about his bronchitis-and other things.
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The young lord whose hand I refused when I took up with wise Jasper, once brought two of them to my mother's tan, {34b} when hankering after my company: they did nothing but carp at each other's words, and a pretty hand they made of it.
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But going over to Charlie was not enough; they must, or at least a considerable part of them, go over to Rome, too, or have a hankering to do so.
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When the writer next visited his friend he found him very much altered; his opinions were by no means so exalted as they had been-he was not disposed even to be rancorous against the Duke of Wellington, saying that there were worse men than he, and giving him some credit as a general; a hankering after gentility seeming to pervade the whole family, father and sons, wife and daughters, all of whom talked about genteel diversions-gentility novels, and even seemed to look with favour on high Churchism, having in former years, to all appearance, been bigoted Dissenters.
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They sell the Trinidad plantation at a profit, and return to England, though always hankering after their original settlement in Pennsylvania.
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When this sordid rust and hankering after wealth has once tainted their minds, can we expect that such verses should be made as are worthy of being anointed with the oil of cedar, and kept in the well-polished cypress?
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Even Miss Barker, while declaring she did not know Spadille from Manille, was evidently hankering to take a hand.
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It was no mercenary hankering after her fortune that moved him, though that fortune had been the means of making her so much the more desired by giving her the air of independence and sauciness which attracts men of his composition.
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But I do say that this contempt for that which has been already discovered-this carelessness about induction from the normal phenomena, coupled with this hankering after theories built upon exceptional ones-this craving for 'signs and wonders,' which is the sure accompaniment of a dying faith in God, and in nature as God's work-are symptoms which make me tremble for the fate of physical as well as of spiritual science, both in America and in the Americanists here at home.
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Ah, but suppose I professed openly no faith in his powers of curing, and had a great hankering after unaccredited Homoeopathies, like Mr. Windrush's; would not that be a fair cause for interdiction from fire and water, sacraments and Christian burial?
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No, I don't mind; but I've no hankering for a situation Gene Stewart thinks-" Florence began disconnectedly, and she ended evasively.
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It is not a very striking indication of the capacity of great rulers to look far into the future that both, France and England should now be hankering after the sovereignty of those very provinces, the solemn offer of which by the provinces themselves both France and England had peremptorily and almost contemptuously refused.
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Examples of Hankering

Example #1
My sins were all forgiven, and I was made a new man all over, inside and outside.
Example #2
I have never had a desire for it since.
Example #3
But three or four days later, when she brought him his tea, Mildred said to him: "You remember what you promised the other night?
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Next day he took her in a little watch with a brooch to pin on her dress.
Example #5
Ill-favoured dogs they were, and their attempt at what they called wit almost as unfortunate as their countenances.
Example #6
Listen for an hour or two to the discourse of a set they call newspaper editors, and if you don't go out and eat grass, as a dog does when he is sick, I am no female woman.