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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Hanker  \Han"ker\,  v.  i.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Hankered};  p.  pr  &  vb 
  n.  {Hankering}.]  [Prob.  fr  hang;  cf  D.  hunkeren,  hengelen.] 
  1.  To  long  for  with  a  keen  appetite  and  uneasiness;  to  have 
  a  vehement  desire;  --  usually  with  for  or  after  as  to 
  hanker  after  fruit;  to  hanker  after  the  diversions  of  the 
  town.  --Addison. 
 
  He  was  hankering  to  join  his  friend.  --J.  A. 
  Symonds 
 
  2.  To  linger  in  expectation  or  with  desire.  --Thackeray. 




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