yearner :

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  • n  a person with a strong desire for something
    a yearner for knowledge

  • Worst of all, he is an earnest yearner who writhes in the post of college vice president, a rank.
  • He is the hapless yearner for un-chic Rosalie Mondle, who might one day paint "Get Out of Vietnam" across his chest.
  • The vast difference between an "anarchical communist" and an "idealistic anarchist" is, of course, that between a resolute, active borer from within Society, and a dreamy yearner .

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