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Re: διψαω
by Blake More - Tuesday, 15 April 2014, 01:29 PM

It may be worth pointing out that 'thirst' still exists in English as a verb and as a noun in addition to the adjective 'thirsty.' Sometimes the difference corresponds to a difference in register, one of the main uses probably being liturgical but also academic and intellectual or at least somewhat abstract.

I am thirsty.

I thirst.

He thirsts for justice.

A thirst for beauty motivated her.

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