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a. A strong desire or need for food.
b. The discomfort, weakness, or pain caused by a prolonged lack of food.
2. A strong desire or craving: a hunger for affection.
v. hun·gered, hun·ger·ing, hun·gers
1. To have a need or desire for food.
2. To have a strong desire or craving.
To cause to experience hunger; make hungry.

[Middle English, from Old English hungor.]
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Yet to focus on the ugliness of this wound, to feel and acknowledge it, is a way for us to remain conscious of the violence that is always tied to our writing and reading about God (and those who have hungered for him).