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Correct spelling: desire

Common misspellings for desire:

deside, diserie, despire, desere, deidre, sesire.

Desire \d(e)-si-re\

much desired
Desire as a girl's name is a variant of Desiree (French), and the meaning of Desire is "much desired".
Desiri, Desirae.

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Examples of usage for desire:

  1. Inclination is the mildest of these terms; it is a quiet, or even a vague or unconscious, tendency. Even when we speak of a strong or decided inclination we do not express the intensity of desire Desire has a wide range, from the highest objects to the lowest; desire is for an object near at hand, or near in thought, and viewed as attainable; a wish may be for what is remote or uncertain, or even for what is recognized as impossible. Craving is stronger than hankering; hankering may be the result of a fitful and capricious appetite; craving may be the imperious and reasonable demand of the whole nature. Longing is a reaching out with deep and persistent demand for that which is viewed as now distant but at some time attainable; as, the captive's longing for release. Coveting ordinarily denotes wrong desire for that which is another's. Compare APPETITE. –  by
  2. Doggie stated his desire – The Rough Road by William John Locke
  3. His one desire was to be left alone. – The Rough Road by William John Locke

Quotes for desire:

  1. O, once in each man's life, at least, Good luck knocks at his door; And wit to seize the flitting guest Need never hunger more. But while the loitering idler waits Good luck beside his fire, The bold heart storms at fortune's gates, And conquers its desire.
  2. There is one quality which one must possess to win, and that is definiteness of purpose, the knowledge of what one wants, and a burning desire to possess it.
  3. It sometimes seems that intense desire creates not only its own opportunities, but its own talents.
  4. If thou desire the love of God and man, be humble, for the proud heart, as it loves none but itself, is beloved of none but itself. Humility enforces where neither virtue, nor strength, nor reason can prevail.
  5. Do not ever say that the desire to "do good" by force is a good motive. Neither power -lust nor stupidity are good motives.