- s (usually followed by `for') extremely desirous
athirst for knowledge
- Such a life attracts not only fugitives, but honest youths athirst for adventure.
- In Detroit, five-year-old Donald Prieur, athirst for knowledge, set out for school for the first time, paused en route to take up the study of a barrel, was eventually sawed out .
- She draws him with esthetic reverence, an immaculate conception of a missionary in buckskins who, lost and athirst in the desert, still retained elegance, distinction and "a .