thirst for knowledge


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Noun1.thirst for knowledge - curiosity that motivates investigation and study
curiosity, wonder - a state in which you want to learn more about something
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Elizabeth was of a calmer and more concentrated disposition; but, with all my ardour, I was capable of a more intense application and was more deeply smitten with the thirst for knowledge.
My father was not scientific, and I was left to struggle with a child's blindness, added to a student's thirst for knowledge.
So the student sat himself down and waited a while; but the time hung heavy upon him, and he begged earnestly that he might ascend forthwith, for his thirst for knowledge was great.
For why should the thirst for knowledge be aroused, only to be disappointed and punished?
His teachers complained that he would not learn, while his soul was brimming over with thirst for knowledge.
In her intellectual character it is pleasing to observe an insatiable thirst for knowledge, and a quick perception of the relations of things.
He was succeeded by Pliny, who also fell a victim to his thirst for knowledge.
Any one but a man of exhaustless thirst for knowledge would have had pity on seeing the steward's extraordinary repugnance for the count's projected drive without the walls; but the Count was too curious to let Bertuccio off from this little journey.
It was Bacon's thirst for knowledge that caused his death.
The cobbler wrought upon a shoe; the blacksmith hammered his iron, the soldier waved his glittering blade; the lady raised a tiny breeze with her fan; the jolly toper swigged lustily at his bottle; a scholar opened his book with eager thirst for knowledge, and turned his head to and fro along the page; the milkmaid energetically drained her cow; and a miser counted gold into his strong-box,--all at the same turning of a crank.
I only hope he won't overwork and get sick, as so many boys do," said simple Polly, with such a respectful belief in the eager thirst for knowledge of collegians as a class, that Tom regarded the deluded girl with a smile of lofty pity, from the heights of his vast and varied experience.
Tourists in northern France with a thirst for knowledge about the traditional Normandy drink Calvados are in luck - a new themed attraction will open in Pont-l'Eveque in March.