Lust

Lust

(?), v. i. [imp. & p. p. Lusted; p. pr. & vb. n. Lusting.] [AS. lystan. See Lust, n., and cf. List to choose.] 1. To list; to like. [Obs.] Chaucer. " Do so if thou lust. " Latimer.
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In earlier usage lust was impersonal.
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In the water vessel he it cast
When that him luste.
Chaucer.
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2. To have an eager, passionate, and especially an inordinate or sinful desire, as for the gratification of the sexual appetite or of covetousness; -- often with after.
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Whatsoever thy soul lusteth after.
Deut. xii. 15.
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Whosoever looketh on a woman to lust after her, hath committed adultery with her already in his heart.
Matt. v. 28.
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The spirit that dwelleth in us lusteth to envy.
James iv. 5.
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