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I can show it to you, if you desire it, in my father's handwriting.

All have done their duty well, and to them also I desire to render my thanks.

We are aided by all who desire self-government and a voice in deciding their own affairs.

I will go out of my way to caress one who shows any desire to be friendly.

The desire of man's heart does for him whatever I seem to do.

I haven't the least desire to sit alone and moon and meditate.

George replied, "Yes, I remember it; and it is still my desire to follow it."

We are always disbelieving in him because things do not go as we intend and desire them to go.

Nothing seemed left them—not even the desire of deliverance.

Her tone was dominated by the desire to be calm, and get at his real feeling.

WORD ORIGIN

early 13c., from Old French desirrer (12c.) "wish, desire, long for," from Latin desiderare "long for, wish for; demand, expect," original sense perhaps "await what the stars will bring," from the phrase de sidere "from the stars," from sidus (genitive sideris) "heavenly body, star, constellation" (but see consider). Related: Desired; desiring.

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