burning desire

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burning desire

1. A particularly intense or fervent desire or wish. It has always been my burning desire to be a famous Hollywood star. Global expansion has been the burning desire of the CEO for years.
2. An intense romantic or sexual passion. The warmth of his kiss filled me with burning desire.
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burning desire

An ardent wish; excited passion. This figurative use of burning dates back at least to 1700. Sir Richard Steele wrote in The Tatler (1709) of “a burning Desire to join that glorious Company.”
See also: burning, desire
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