To have a strong longing for
The death of an uncle, who had occupied the see of Cortona with great pomp, induced the young Guicciardini to hanker after an ecclesiastical career.
hanker after a quite life.
Your partner may hanker after a classically romantic proposal and may be a little surprised or disappointed by a proposal that they feel is perhaps too unusual.
hanker after the bright lights of Edinburgh, the place in which she was born and brought up.
hanker for election day to come to put the Democratic party in office.
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