EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR DESIRING
From desiring the farm, insensibly Crane drifted into coveting the mare.
Then I escaped before the blessing, desiring no benediction at such hands.
Zola, desiring bread, undertook the task, with results that might have been anticipated.
A man in the darkness, he had whispered "I love you" when she was desiring love.
I have excellent reasons for not desiring to meet Monsieur de Marsac.
They climbed into the coach again, desiring to be driven home.
It was of course too late to think of repairing the loss, but I was far from desiring to do so.
So he had at least the virtue of desiring to be independent.
Desiring to say good-night, she had attempted to enter her son's room.
Far from desiring the property of others, I had given up my own.
c.1300, from Old French desir, from desirer (see desire (v.)); sense of "lust" is first recorded mid-14c.
MORE RELATED WORDS FOR DESIRING
- champing at the bit
- dying to
- gung ho
- hot to trot
- rarin' to go
- ready and willing