desiring (part of speech: verb)
desirous (part of speech: adjective)
- I can't believe he was that spooney boy that used to come hankering after me at church." - "Somehow Good", William de Morgan.
- " After all, I can understand this hankering of a man to die in his own country," he said. - "The Box with the Broken Seals", E. Phillips Oppenheim.
- I seem to see him walking up from the shop near the harbour at Lisbon towards the convent of Saints; walking gravely and firmly, with a dignified demeanour, with his best clothes on, and glad, for the moment, to be free of his sea acquaintances, and to be walking in the direction of that upper- class world after which he has a secret hankering in his heart. - "Christopher Columbus, Complete", Filson Young.