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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

lust for

1. To have a strong sexual desire for someone. Sarah's been lusting for our waiter all night, so I wrote her number on a napkin and told him to call her when he finishes work.
2. To have an intense craving or obsessive desire for something. for two years of weight training and cardio, I've finally got the muscular body I've been lusting for A good advertising agency doesn't cater to what customers lust for—it decides what that is.
See also: lust

lust after

1. To have a strong sexual desire for someone. Sarah's been lusting after our waiter all night, so I wrote her number on a napkin and told him to call her when he finishes work.
2. To have an intense craving or obsessive desire for something. After two years of weight training and cardio, I've finally got the muscular body I've been lusting after A good advertising agency doesn't cater to what customers lust after—it decides what that is.
See also: after, lust

flame with (an emotion)

Of the eyes, to seem to convey a particular feeling or emotion with intensity. Callie's eyes flamed with anger when I accused her of cheating on the test. Of course John's interested in you—his eyes are practically flaming with desire every time he looks at you.
See also: flame

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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Hypothesis: People who are primed with love will be more likely to engage in self-control behavior than will those primed with lust.
A person who indulges in lust desires the 'form' of pleasure without the 'spirit' that translates an ordinary experience into a pleasing one.
Berliner Lust is yet another example why Henning Boetius has earned the reputation as one of Germany's best writers of crime and detective novels.
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Moreover, whether consciously or unconsciously, Tolkien singles out one of the Seven Deadly Sins, lust, for a purpose that is neither ordinary, simple, nor conventional.
Lust, Caution is set mainly in Shanghai during the Japanese occupation of the Second World War.
Ang Lee's steamy spy thriller ''Lust, Caution'' swept the 2007 Golden Horse Film awards on Saturday night, winning in both the best film and director categories.
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Integrating research from psychology, sociology, criminology, and psychoanalysis, this work examines the role of dangerous sexual deviance in the development of the lust killer.