(one's) heart's desire

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(one's) heart's desire

Something one very much wants or needs. After my six-month tour in Iraq, my heart's desire is just to see my husband again.
See also: desire

your heart's desire

LITERARY
If someone or something is your heart's desire, you want that person or thing very much. Note: The heart is traditionally regarded as the centre of the emotions. He was extremely dishonest in his efforts to achieve his heart's desire.
See also: desire

your heart's desire

someone or something that is greatly wished for.
See also: desire
References in classic literature ?
I am sure he is an excellent person, and I hope Jove will grant him his heart's desire.
By the breast of Issus, thou shalt, nor shall any other come between Astok, Prince of Dusar, and his heart's desire.
Obedience was strong in him, for it was his heart's desire to serve his lord's will, and from the few days' confinement he sensed, or guessed, or divined, without thinking about it, that it was Steward's will for him to stay in the stateroom.
She was stunned by the awful facts of this Game she did not understand--the grip it laid on men's souls, its irony and faithlessness, its risks and hazards and fierce insurgences of the blood, making woman pitiful, not the be-all and end-all of man, but his toy and his pastime; to woman his mothering and caretaking, his moods and his moments, but to the Game his days and nights of striving, the tribute of his head and hand, his most patient toil and wildest effort, all the strain and the stress of his being--to the Game, his heart's desire.
Came Thuria again and after awhile the great Sun--a flaming lover, pursuing his heart's desire.
Veneering repeats that his heart's desire and his soul's thirst are, that Podsnap shall rally round him.
The author leaves no stone unturned, as his heart's desire is to see all people come to know the love of God through Jesus Christ.
But instead he found his heart's desire the good old fashioned way - in the pub.
Katia Pellegrino as Leonora his heart's desire, Veronica Simeoni as Azucena and David Kempster - valiantly battling bronchitis to sing the villainous Count di Luna, all played their parts to perfection.
That's what his heart's desire is, to serve the Lord.
Stanley as The Mask has superhuman strength and speed and even has the courage to chat up his heart's desire, Tina Carlyle.
Johnson, certified consumer jerk, achieves (if only for a while) the objects of his heart's desire.