lust for


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lust for something

Fig. to desire something. He says he lusts for a nice cold can of beer. Mary lusts for rich and fattening ice cream.
See also: lust
References in classic literature ?
Never did I witness such a malign lust for blood as these demons of the outer air evinced in their mad battle with the therns.
It is as though they but utilized the race as playthings, with which they satisfy their ferocious lust for fighting; and from whom they collect toll in arms and ammunition and in prisoners.
Here was a man, neither bitter nor cynical, who laughed at the city-dwellers and called them lunatics; a man who did not care for money, and in whom the lust for power had long since died.
The only reason we aren't all fat and stupid and lazy is because being fat and stupid and lazy leaves you vulnerable to being the object of someone else's lust for sex and violence.
7 ( ANI ): A new documentary based on Late Libyan dictator Muammar Gaddafi has shed light on his brutal regime and his lust for power, where director Christopher Olgiati described the 69-year-old as utterly charming, utterly ruthless and stupendously rich.
The combination of her lust for soju and her independence from bachelorette life both work against Jack's insecurities, and his longing for her to be a "family" woman.
To me, one thing alone is clear My lust for you endures my dear
PPP believes in rule of law and it has no lust for power, he said.
In an unplaced marginal note in Unfinished Tales, Tolkien notes that Saruman's integrity has "been undermined by purely personal pride and lust for the domination of his own will.
The design named after his hit song Lust for Life was runner up in the Best Chic Garden category.
The garden, Lust for Life, has been named after the star's famous single.
A lust for power can keep someone motivated to achieve when all the odds stand against him (or her) and when the back stabbers are out in force.
Contradictions sit at the heart of this debut disc as Aggracyst wrestles with sanity, pharmaceuticals--street and prescription--his sexuality, love-hate lust for fame, and his Xbox.
That agreement would concede that the left created the pretext for the new federal powers and that every federal initiative and program the left now opposes grew out of its lust for centralized power.
This is a ruse deflecting attention from the real culprits: raw capitalism, a lust for profit, and an FDA that is asleep at the wheel.