power hunger


  • WordNet 3.6
    • n power hunger a drive to acquire power
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  • George Orwell
    “Nationalism is power hunger tempered by self-deception.”


In literature:

It was more powerful than a direct hunger.
"The Red Badge of Courage" by Stephen Crane
It was more powerful than a direct hunger.
"The Red Badge of Courage" by Stephen Crane
A great world called him and the noble hunger for Power.
"Tono Bungay" by H. G. Wells
Hunger has a powerful effect on the temper.
"Missionary Travels and Researches in South Africa" by David Livingstone
After all those weeks of hunger for her there was no power in him to dissemble.
"Dangerous Days" by Mary Roberts Rinehart
The throes of hunger will ever prove too powerful for integrity to withstand.
"A Complete Account of the Settlement at Port Jackson" by Watkin Tench
Beneath those bushy eyebrows burned a wolf's hunger for office and power.
"The Victim" by Thomas Dixon
And they who suffer neither hunger nor contumely, they are afflicted by riches and power.
"The Well of Saint Clare" by Anatole France
Like a power I've been hungering for for ten years!
"Wolf Breed" by Jackson Gregory
When a man has tasted power, when he sees the supply there is so near in Nature for all need, he hungers for reinforcement.
"The Atlantic Monthly , Volume 2, No. 14, December 1858" by Various

In poetry:

Forever inviting!
A garden unmeasured, a sweetness unlearned, a music unframed;
A lamp to the spirit, a force to the soul, a power untamed.
Why cleanse we and eat,
Why slumber and drink,
Yet hunger for meat?
"To The Dwellers In Houses" by Annie Adams Fields
You will stand among the spears when you meet; life will be
lovely and terrible again, great and in earnest;
You will know hardship, hunger and violence: these are not the
evils: what power can save you from the real evils
"Hellenistics" by Robinson Jeffers

In news:

Watching the Gianfranco Ferré runway reignited our Hunger Games obsession: The powerful, graphic eye makeup and slightly messy pulled-back hair are a perfect fit for a futuristic warrior heroine (or a young urbanite on her way to a bar).
Without assistance many children from low-income families do not get adequate nutrition during the summer months, Director of the Hunger Clearinghouse Jessica Powers said.
Whether that hunger is for power, money, security — or in the most basic and literal sense — for food.