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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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He believed that lust was not only a sensual delight but ``a joy of the mind'' and that lust leads to kindness and beauty, so everybody wins.
You may not be lucky enough to fall in love with someone who feels the same way, but every redblooded man and woman will have felt the rush of hormones, desire and passion of lust.
Agony aunt Joan Burnie thinks lust is an addiction that, like drugs or alcohol, leads only to misery for all involved
LUST is the Thatcherism of emotions, something impurely selfish which does not think, far less care, about the effect it might have on other people.
Lust is grabbing what you want, when you want and to hell with the consequences.
Lust expects instant gratification and refuses to wait or to bedenied.
To marry for lust instead of love is a short-cut to divorce because it is of the moment.