thirstily


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thirst·y

 (thûr′stē)
adj. thirst·i·er, thirst·i·est
1. Desiring to drink.
2. Arid; parched: thirsty fields.
3. Craving something: thirsty for news.
4. Very absorbent: a thirsty sponge.

thirst′i·ly adv.
thirst′i·ness n.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adv.1.thirstily - in a thirsty manner; "we drank thirstily from the bottle that was passed around"
2.thirstily - with eagerness; in an eager manner; "the news was eagerly awaited"
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Translations
بِعَطَش، بِتَعَطَّش إلى
žíznivě
szomjasan
ákaflega
smädno
susamış bir şekilde

thirstily

[ˈθɜːstɪlɪ] ADV he drank it thirstilylo bebió con avidez
young Emlyn read thirstily anything he could get hold ofel joven Emlyn leía con avidez todo lo que caía en sus manos
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005

thirstily

[ˈθɜːrstɪli] adv [drink] → avidement
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

thirstily

adv (lit) drinkdurstig; (fig)begierig
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007

thirst

(θəːst) noun
1. a feeling of dryness (in the mouth) caused by a lack of water or moisture. I have a terrible thirst.
2. a strong and eager desire for something. thirst for knowledge.
verb
to have a great desire for. He's thirsting for revenge.
ˈthirsty adjective
1. suffering from thirst. I'm so thirsty – I must have a drink.
2. causing a thirst. Digging the garden is thirsty work.
ˈthirstily adverb
ˈthirstiness noun
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References in classic literature ?
In the yellow sands and burnt by the sun, he doubtless peereth thirstily at the isles rich in fountains, where life reposeth under shady trees.
"I must have lived fully three years in that secluded school-house hearth," said he, "drinking thirstily of the ever-flowing fount of limpid knowledge before me."
In the middle of the gallery, the prisoner stopped for a moment, to contemplate the infinite horizon, to respire the sulphurous perfumes of the tempest, to drink in thirstily the hot rain, and to breathe a sigh resembling a smothered groan.
'last conviction.' I seized greedily on my new idea; I thirstily drank in all its different aspects (I did not sleep a wink that night!), and the deeper I went into it the more my being seemed to merge itself in it, and the more alarmed I became.
Meantime, they hauled more and more upon their lines, till close flanking him on both sides, Stubb answered Flask with lance for lance; and thus round and round the Pequod the battle went, while the multitudes of sharks that had before swum round the Sperm Whale's body, rushed to the fresh blood that was spilled, thirstily drinking at every new gash, as the eager Israelites did at the new bursting fountains that poured from the smitten rock.
Ho!' He illustrated these melodramatic morsels by handing the tankard to himself with great humility, receiving it haughtily, drinking from it thirstily, and smacking his lips fiercely.
Kiringa said she gave the boy the tea, which he drank thirstily. But before long he started sweating, convulsing, vomiting and diarrhearing .
The mother of all rivalries; the rare clash we so thirstily crave for.
When I asked a feminist listsery whether Rich still spoke to women today, the "yesses" just wouldn't stop coming--from women who'd read her thirstily in the 1970s and 1980s and from women who'd found her by accident or in classes only last year.)
It prevents hunting on gradients in a case where a car's transmission lacks enough ratios to find an appropriate one to hold on to.(Hunting: the shifting up and down between consecutive gears because the one is too high and bogs down the engine, losing power, while the other is too low and leads to noisily and thirstily soaring revs).
These things have clearly provided Luke with sustenance (blue milk - yay!) and he casually milks one before thirstily swigging some of that freshly squeezed liquid, while Rey chases him round his island.