Definitions

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  • adv. With hunger or yearning.

Etymologies

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hungering +‎ -ly

Examples

  • The famishing Swanhilda clutched hungeringly at it, but found in her hand a piece of offensive carrion, and nothing more; whilst around, from every side, there rang such a clatter of commingled mockery and laughter, that Swanhilda vented a terrible imprecation, and shed once more -- a scorching tear.

    Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine — Volume 56, No. 345, July, 1844

  • I looked at her hungeringly until her cheeks grew red and her eyelids fluttered.

    Simon the Jester

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