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  • noun Plural form of thirster.


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  • A severe investigation now took place, and these thirsters after liberty were punished by imprisonment and running the gauntlet.

    Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, Vol 58, No. 357, July 1845 Various

  • Communion wherein he has raised his voice against the barbaric survival of war and condemned it in the name of his Saviour Jesus, who spoke of the meek, the mourners, the merciful, the pure in heart, the hungerers and thirsters after righteousness, or, as we say, the ethical enthusiasts, as his followers?

    Morality as a Religion An exposition of some first principles W. R. Washington Sullivan

  • Several of the bolder thirsters leaned from the various windows of the room and cried

    The Enormous Room 1928

  • "Disgusting rowdies!" wheezed the fat woman as, dishevelled and perspiring, she waddled toward the steps of her coach; while the Mayor, his Adam's apple fairly pumping importance, led a sturdy band of thirsters recruited from among the train passengers across the flat toward a building over the door of which was fixed a pair of horns of prodigious spread.

    The Texan A Story of the Cattle Country 1921

  • The women crouched in a far corner of the room behind a barricade of chairs and tables; the men stood between them and the thirsters for blood, and fought coolly, desperately, with such effect that, fearful as were the odds, a glimmering of hope came to them.

    Prisoners of Hope A Tale of Colonial Virginia Mary Johnston 1903

  • Nothing would turn these blood-thirsters from the trail.

    The Outcasts William Alexander Fraser 1896

  • The entire department of the Lozère was devastated by religious and seigneurial wars, and although the Causses themselves were not invaded, offering as they did no temptation to the thirsters after blood and spoil, the feudal freebooters had their strongholds near.

    The Roof of France Matilda Betham-Edwards 1877

  • Meantime the inn was filled with thirsters for a sight of her, who feasted and drank, to pass away the time till she should deign to appear.

    The Cloister and the Hearth Charles Reade 1849


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