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lust for life

Intense eagerness to experience all that life has to offer. I don't mind growing old, but I sometimes miss that boundless lust for life I had when I was younger. My 80-year-old grandfather has a lust for life that continues to amaze us all!
See also: life, lust

lust for power

Intense, insatiable desire to attain power and control. My brother's lust for power in our company has created some deep and bitter divisions between him and the rest of the family.
See also: lust, power

flame with anger

 and flame with resentment; flame with lust; flame with vengeance
Fig. [for someone's eyes] to "blaze" or seem to communicate a particular quality or excitement, usually a negative feeling. His eyes flamed with resentment when he heard Sally's good news. Her eyes flamed with hatred.
See also: anger, flame

lust after someone

 and lust for someone
to desire someone sexually. You could see that Sam was lusting after Sally. Roger claims that he does not lust for anyone.
See also: after, lust

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

lust after

v.
1. To desire someone sexually: My college roommate lusts after the resident assistant.
2. To have an overwhelming desire or craving for something: I lust after chocolate, and I'm always snacking on fudge.
See also: after, lust
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Men and women who lust younger individuals are often experiencing a fear of their own mortality.
As for the sin of lust specifically, only once or twice in LotR are sexual implications called to mind.
And as we meet the department--the secretary (a Muslim who feels the erotic pull of the new teacher), the wizened department chair (a practicing Buddhist whose powerful meditative sessions cause such palpitations that he tells colleagues he has the onset of Parkinson's), a formidable professor certain that he is a Satan, or at least capable of assuming the appropriate satanic shapes--Eisenstein gathers a collage of voices, each stunned by lust and yet hungry for confirmation that we must surely be more than dust and lust, that somehow we defy the sorry evidence of our fleshy casings, the deep-sea slug of the title.
Aperture, the highly respected fine art photography publisher, has just published "Love & Lust," a groundbreaking book of images by Life/Time/New York Times Magazine photojournalist Donna Ferrato.
The three Lust auf Fisch varieties all come in 380g packages, with a suggested retail price of 2.
Lust offers creamy vanilla ice cream covered in pink strawberry chocolate while gluttony features rich chocolate ice cream smothered by a white chocolate coating.
Because you are the sexiest woman I know, and I do, I really lust for you," I responded, patting myself on the back for my quick thinking.
CHARLOTTE SELIGMAN and OLIVIA BUXTON asked three women if sex is better in love or lust.
Religious considerations aside, does misdirected lust matter?
Currently, the EPA gives the states about $55 million a year, money which comes from the LUST Trust Fund, which is funded by a tax on petroleum.
Today, we describe serial killers and other criminals as "animals" or "beasts" when we want to describe their lust, cruelty or senseless violence -- all behaviors that are, nature writer John Rodman notes, "more frequently observed on the part of men than of beasts.
in her frenzy of lust in her flightless night - journey,
A potential customer appears before our eyes and we lust after them to land the new business.
In this study by UChicago neuroscientist Stephanie Cacioppo, the patient made decisions normally about lust but showed slower reaction times when making decisions about love, in contrast to neurologically typical participants matched on age, gender and ethnicity.
Braehead Clan sharpshooter Shane Lust has promised he will deliver consistently for his new club.