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Definitions of desire

  1. expect with desire; " I trust you will behave better from now on"; " I hope she understands that she cannot expect a raise"
  2. an inclination to want things; " a man of many desires"
  3. the feeling that accompanies an unsatisfied state
  4. something that is desired
  5. feel or have a desire for; want strongly; " I want to go home now"; " I want my own room"
  6. express a desire for
  7. expect and wish; " I trust you will behave better from now on"; " I hope she understands that she cannot expect a raise"
  8. To long for; to wish for earnestly; to covet.
  9. To express a wish for; to entreat; to request.
  10. To require; to demand; to claim.
  11. To miss; to regret.
  12. An expressed wish; a request; petition.
  13. Anything which is desired; an object of longing.
  14. Excessive or morbid longing; lust; appetite.
  15. Grief; regret.
  16. To wish earnestly for; crave; to express a wish for; ask.
  17. A longing for the possession of some object; an earnest wish; the object longed for.
  18. To long for the possession of: to wish for: to request, ask: ( B.) to regret.
  19. An earnest longing for: eagerness to obtain: a prayer or request: the object desired: lust.
  20. To wish for; request.
  21. Wish; longing; request.
  22. To wish for; covet; crave; request.
  23. An earnest wishing for something; longing; craving; appetite; passion.
  24. A request; wish; prayer.
  25. An object desired.
  26. Desirability, desirableness.
  27. An affection of the mind, directed to the obtaining or enjoying of an object; a prayer or request to obtain; the object of desire; love or lust.
  28. To long for the possession or enjoyment of anything; to express a wish to obtain; to long for.
  29. To wish for; to ask; to entreat; to request.
  30. A wish to obtain; some degree of eagerness to gain and possess; a coveting for some object of pleasure or delight; request; prayer; that which is desired.
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Usage examples for desire

  1. And Desire was happy for was not this her work at last? – The Window-Gazer by Isabel Ecclestone Mackay
  2. That is all I desire." – Recollections of a Varied Life by George Cary Eggleston
  3. He had no desire for another such experience. – The Second String by Nat Gould
  4. " I do not find myself of as much use as I desire to be. – The Good Time Coming by T. S. Arthur
  5. Do you desire death? – The Ball and The Cross by G.K. Chesterton
  6. Does Madame de Vassart desire us to stay? – The Maids of Paradise by Robert W. (Robert William) Chambers
  7. That 's all I desire to remark. – Roderick Hudson by Henry James
  8. Then she continued her note: I merely desire to run away. – Quick Action by Robert W. Chambers
  9. Experience brings the desire for the hand line. – Old Plymouth Trails by Winthrop Packard
  10. I shall have my heart's desire. – The Morals of Marcus Ordeyne by William J. Locke
  11. " I desire that you say no word about anything that you may see me doing. – Menhardoc by George Manville Fenn
  12. " If Andrew ever wishes to have his say in business matters, I should have neither the desire nor the authority to object," Leonard said. – For the Allinson Honor by Harold Bindloss
  13. Say that I desire to see him. – If by Lord Dunsany [Dunsany, Edward John Moreton Drax Plunkett, Baron]
  14. No, it would be quite impossible for either of us to desire what the other did not. – The Master-Knot of Human Fate by Ellis Meredith
  15. He had a strong desire to see France. – A Little Girl in Old Quebec by Amanda Millie Douglas
  16. They had no need nor desire for other people. – Carolyn of the Corners by Ruth Belmore Endicott
  17. I desire you to tell me. – The Children of Wilton Chase by Mrs. L. T. Meade
  18. She was a woman,- his to desire, to have! – Together by Robert Herrick (1868-1938)
  19. She'll fire you with a desire to do something. – 'Lizbeth of the Dale by Marian Keith
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