Desire

De*sire"

, n. [F. dsir, fr. dsirer. See Desire, v. t.] 1. The natural longing that is excited by the enjoyment or the thought of any good, and impels to action or effort its continuance or possession; an eager wish to obtain or enjoy.
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Unspeakable desire to see and know.
Milton.
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2. An expressed wish; a request; petition.
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And slowly was my mother brought
To yield consent to my desire.
Tennyson.
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3. Anything which is desired; an object of longing.
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The Desire of all nations shall come.
Hag. ii. 7.
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4. Excessive or morbid longing; lust; appetite.
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5. Grief; regret. [Obs.] Chapman.

Syn. -- Wish; appetency; craving; inclination; eagerness; aspiration; longing.
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