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Urge seizing philosopher, left asking for nothing (10)

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I believe the answer is:

prayerless

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Here is my best explanation:

'asking for nothing' is the definition.

'urge seizing philosopher left' is the wordplay.
'urge' becomes 'press' ('press' can be a synonym of 'urge'**).
'seizing' is an insertion indicator.
'philosopher' becomes 'ayer' (AJ Ayer).
'left' becomes 'l' (common abbreviation).
'ayer'+'l'='ayerl'
'press' placed around 'ayerl' is 'PRAYERLESS'.

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