Simple past tense and past participle of hanker.(verb)
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Use "hankered" in a sentence
"Having always considered ourself an average man, we turned the pages hopefully, only to find a considerable amount of information we had never "hankered" for, and could not make use of, as, for instance, how to become the biggest "buyer" in the universe, or how a certain theatrical manager wants you to think he thinks he got on in the world"
"He said 't was enough prettier sight to see good cabbages a-growing; but Mis 'Brown always kind of hankered after sweet-smelling things, like roses and such."
"I think she has always "hankered" to know us, but not having enough individuality to act for herself, she has waited for a lead before taking the plunge."