Still Obama allied America with those Arabs and Iranians thirsting for freedom, and he did so in a subtle but remarkable way.
The inhabitants of Brive-la-Gaillarde and the mountaineers of Savoy are thirsting for news; let us shower manna on them.
And even to these regions the ferocious Iroquois pursued them, thirsting for blood and scalps.
He said the Indians were still hostile, and thirsting for more blood.
My heart, a traveller into a thousand Lands, thirsting for one country, which is love!
He made a fortune in a murky town of Lancashire, and, thirsting for colour, came up to London determined to back a musical comedy.
Surely this is "hungering and thirsting after righteousness."
For three years Leeds had been thirsting for his liberty; his heart was fixed on that one object.
Ramon and Alvarez, they told him, were thirsting for Willett's blood.
What could the unfortunate exiles, thirsting for peace and rest, do but accept these conditions?
Old English þurst, from West Germanic *thurstus (cf. Old Saxon thurst, Frisian torst, Dutch dorst, Old High German and German durst), from Proto-Germanic *thurs-, from PIE root *ters- "dry" (see terrain). Figurative sense of "vehement desire" is attested from c.1200.
Old English þyrstan (see thirst (n.)); the figurative sense of the verb was present in Old English. Related: Thirsted; thirsting.
A sensation of dryness in the mouth and throat related to a need or desire to drink.
The desire or need to drink.