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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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In the following two experiments, we examined the influence of love and lust on self-control in the context of food consumption.
Lust notes that a variety of surgical options have emerged in recent years for severe cases of osteoarthritis, especially those involving the hip or knee.
As for the sin of lust specifically, only once or twice in LotR are sexual implications called to mind.
The mixed messages students receive from the media (as well as from their peers) implicitly and explicitly replicate messages about love, lust, and infatuation and are often initiated and reinforced by popular culture's notions of these ideas.
The point is to sell things, and the inevitable outcomes--objectification of women, sexualization of children, increased pairing of sexuality with violence, the weakening of sexuality's power to bond, disillusionment of encountering real bodies where the airbrushed ones are expected to be--are all collateral damage that do not concern the peddlers of lust.
Cosmic Cow is a spiritual journey into lust, a compelling reimagining of the unsettling impact of that intrusive cut of certainty that beckons a soul to undertake its own consumption.
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.
Under the premium brand name Magnum, the ice cream bars come in seven new flavours: vanity, jealousy, gluttony, lust, revenge, greed and sloth.
Rules - also starring Clifton Collins Jr - is set in a US university where the only thing students learn is that one plus one doesn't equal two, as the person they lust after will inevitably be lusting after someone else.
He has a son living in Beavercreek, OH, which is lust a 9-iron shot from WPAFB.
Each chapter is written by one author and is reflective of the individual's insight into the complications of love and lust.
I thought for a moment and then said, "I love you and I lust for you.
Very briefly, their general conclusions here are that in the high Middle Ages, wonder, a species of fear, was the proper attitude of humble Christians to God's inscrutable creation, and curiosity was a species of concupiscence akin to lust, both views received from Augustine.
Religious considerations aside, does misdirected lust matter?