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  • n. Plural form of hankerer.


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  • For, conscious, as these hankerers after the old "institutions" are, of being utterly ineligible for the furthering of modern progressive ideas, they revenge themselves for their supersession on everybody and everything, save and except their own arrogant stolidity.

    West Indian Fables by James Anthony Froude Explained by J. J. Thomas

  • It would crush the hankerers after false reputations, it would hurl the foolish from the mighty seats which they try to fill, and it would present an invaluable record to future generations.

    American Sketches 1908


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