verb (used with object), de·sired, de·sir·ing.
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Origin of desire
synonym study for desire
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Example sentences from the Web for desire
Oji Udezue, its vice president of product, was based out of Austin and left earlier this year out of a desire to find a job closer to home.Meet the unicorn founder that braved war zones and missed meetings to make his mark on the startup world|Lucinda Shen|November 20, 2020|Fortune
What you now have is a desire and hunger for more stories about diversity.Best children’s books of 2020 reveal a growing diversity|Christina Barron, Mary Quattlebaum, Abby McGanney Nolan, Kathie Meizner|November 19, 2020|Washington Post
Azere is caught between her family’s expectations to uphold its culture and traditions and her own desire to follow her heart and find happiness.
They showed less desire to explore new things than did rats not fed sugar.
In other words, Salesforce would hook subscribers, collect data on people’s habits and desires, and then continually update the product.
And Mrs. Westbury found she had not made any mistake in desiring her.A Little Girl in Old San Francisco|Amanda Minnie Douglas
For thirty years England and France now remained at peace, and England had many reasons for desiring peace to continue.The Conquest of New France|George M. Wrong
Tho' I am far from desiring they should stop there: I would have them endeavour to turn it into some useful Channel.A Dialogue upon the Gardens|William Gilpin
Desiring arrangements to be made for the subsistence of the Hessian recruits.
Mrs Mackenzie had left the room, desiring to speak a word to him alone as he came down.Miss Mackenzie|Anthony Trollope
British Dictionary definitions for desire
Other words from desireRelated adjective: orectic
Derived forms of desiredesirer, noun
Word Origin for desire
Idioms and Phrases with desire
see leave a lot to be desired.