Markham, extraordinary as it may be, is not without its advantages; for here you see the child is delivered at once from temptation; he has no secret curiosity, no hankering
desire; he is as well acquainted with the tempting liquors as he ever wishes to be; and is thoroughly disgusted with them, without having suffered from their effects.'
Well, I may as well confess, though I do feel ashamed when I think of it: I was beginning to have a base hankering
to be its first presi- dent myself.
"I have a keen hankering
to take a hand in at that fight," said the hunter, brandishing his rifle.
Now John had sometimes experienced this hankering
Don't you ever have a hankering
to drop it all and go back?"
"Tell me, senor bachelor," said Sancho at this point, "does the adventure with the Yanguesans come in, when our good Rocinante went hankering
Y'aren't going away for ever, and if you leave her behind with a notion in her head o' your feeling about her the same as she feels about you, she'll be hankering
after you, and the mischief may get worse.
If the pursuit is not followed up they will, after a time, yield to their inquisitive hankering
, and return to the place from whence they have been frightened.
"'Twas so civilian-like," said poor Dinah, who hated her husband's hankering
for his old life.
So I never mentioned my hankerings
to him, or any one any more.'
Shringla said that India has taken the decision to do away with provisional Article 370 because it was "hankering
" with the growth in the erstwhile state.
APART from hankering
after the title of knife and gun crime capital of the Pennines, Huddersfield is chasing the status of top love-rat centre.