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Definitions of lust

  1. To desire something strongly; have impure desires; with after. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  2. To desire eagerly: to have carnal desire: to have depraved desires. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  3. To have passionate desire. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  4. have a craving, appetite, or great desire for Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  5. To desire eagerly or to long after; to have a violent longing desire after carnal pleasure; to have any depraved or irregular desires. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  6. a strong sexual desire Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  7. self-indulgent sexual desire (personified as one of the deadly sins) Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  8. Pleasure. Webster Dictionary DB
  9. Licentious craving; sexual appetite. Webster Dictionary DB
  10. Hence: Virility; vigor; active power. Webster Dictionary DB
  11. To list; to like. Webster Dictionary DB
  12. Longing desire; eagerness to possess or enjoy; - in a had sense; as, the lust of gain. Webster Dictionary DB
  13. To have an eager, passionate, and especially an inordinate or sinful desire, as for the gratification of the sexual appetite or of covetousness; - often with after. Webster Dictionary DB
  14. Strong desire to possess and enjoy, usually in a bad sense; as, a lust for gold; sinful and impure desire. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  15. Longing desire: eagerness to possess: carnal appetite: (B.) any violent or depraved desire. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  16. Vehement or inordinate desire. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  17. Eagerness to possess or enjoy; concupiscence; depraved desire. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  18. Longing desire; violent or irregular desire to possess or enjoy; carnal appetite. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

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Usage examples for lust

  1. Yes, she had been Rachel and he had lowered his dream to her lips, as if in the lust of a strange woman's kiss there lay the image of Rachel, the virginal mystery of Rachel. – Erik Dorn by Ben Hecht
  2. 791. To satisfy thy lust love seeks to have love. – The Principles of English Versification by Paull Franklin Baum
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