consumed by desire

consumed by desire

Completely absorbed and controlled by one's passion or lust for something or someone. Jonathan found himself consumed by desire to be with Stephen, such that he could no longer pay attention in class. Many men, consumed by desire for a woman, have committed atrocious and sometimes bizarre acts of depravity. Consumed by his desire to rule the world, the dictator was blind to the mutiny of his advisors.
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Mystic love has everything in common with a passionate love; that is to say, a love consumed by desire.
Hart records his sensations with apparent ease, yet they add up line after line to a nuanced representation of cultivated intelligence consumed by desire.