verb (used without object)
- thirst trap,
- thirteen colonies,
- thirteen-lined ground squirrel
Origin of thirst
Examples from the Web for thirst
Petty, shade, and thirst are my favorite human “virtues” and the trifecta of any good series of “stories.”‘Empire’ Review: Hip-Hop Musical Chairs with an Insane Soap Opera Twist|Judnick Mayard|January 8, 2015|DAILY BEAST
This spatial displacement reveals your thirst for freedom, your desire for openness and to break with the protest novel.
The hunger usually subsides quickly, but thirst sometimes causes serious pain.The Nurse Coaching People Through Death by Starvation|Nick Tabor|November 17, 2014|DAILY BEAST
In North Carolina, they let a 54-year-old untreated schizophrenic die of thirst after 35 days in solitary confinement.Here’s a Reform Even the Koch Brothers and George Soros Can Agree On|Tina Brown|November 10, 2014|DAILY BEAST
In response, voters thought voting for Madison was inconsistent with their thirst for free booze.
The more he thought of it the more consumed he was by thirst.Wang the Ninth|Putnam Weale
This was in obedience to that thirst after wealth which characterized the taking possession of America.The Social Evolution of the Argentine Republic|Ernesto Quesada
And why did you cast stones into the well which has so often quenched your thirst for religious and ethical knowledge?Hebrew Humor and other Essays|Joseph Chotzner
Thompson, who has a thirst for every kind of information, questioned and cross-questioned the boy.Our Casualty And Other Stories|James Owen Hannay, AKA George A. Birmingham
He gives the money to the cooper and says: "Take and count it; meanwhile I am going to drink, for I am dying of thirst."Italian Popular Tales|Thomas Frederick Crane
Word Origin for thirst
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.