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One's innermost thoughts, feelings or desires
Plural for a deep longing or wish for something
“The pageant contestant responded that her greatest desire was for world peace, much to the delight of the crowd and judges.”
Plural for motivation or inclination
“Becoming an accountant had always been his desire since he was a young boy.”
Plural for a strong emotional or romantic attraction
“He had a burning desire for Stacy and would spend his nights dreaming of her.”
Plural for an intense, heated emotion
“Your extreme desire will drive you to the brink of madness if you do not endeavor to curb it.”
Plural for feelings of lust
“The young man fought against his natural desire to indulge in wanton pleasures.”
Plural for a craving for food
“I am so hungry, and I have a desire for some cheap takeout right now.”
Plural for the state of being covetous
“His desire for wealth and power would lead him down the path of immorality.”
(archaic) Plural for a request made in an earnest manner
“At the King's desire, the festival shall commemorate the birth of his newborn son.”
To earnestly long for
“I have a sugar craving and greatly desire some ice-cream right now.”
To long for emotionally or romantically
“Dorothy Boyd would desire Jerry Maguire from the moment he said hello.”
To express a wish for
“I desire to join the navy when I am old enough.”
(archaic) To put a request to someone
“Kindly desire the fool to leave us be, and thus bother us no more.”
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