At this point, the ceremony was itself as respectful as any of the families could have desired.
Mix thoroughly and taste; depending on the saltiness of the anchovy and capers, more salt may be desired.
Some argue that the economy may not be the only reason the house went for so much less than Cage had desired.
Or perhaps “no identity” is code for an objective and desired standard for all that is right and fair and objective?
Many in this category also develop an addiction to laxatives, taking industrial amounts every day to achieve the desired result.
This overt act was just what was desired by the wily Puritans.
Then she desired Cinderella to go to the trap, and bring her a rat.
But he got no further, for Caesar sprang to his feet, and desired to hear more of this.
Sophia desired him to come down, and even assured him that if he did not, she should be angry.
He sought no further in metaphysical systems; he desired no further insight.
early 13c., from Old French desirrer (12c.) "wish, desire, long for," from Latin desiderare "long for, wish for; demand, expect," original sense perhaps "await what the stars will bring," from the phrase de sidere "from the stars," from sidus (genitive sideris) "heavenly body, star, constellation" (but see consider). Related: Desired; desiring.
c.1300, from Old French desir, from desirer (see desire (v.)); sense of "lust" is first recorded mid-14c.