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Definition of desired:

  1. Wished for; coveted.

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This graph shows how "desired" have occurred between 1800 and 2008 in a corpus of English books.

Examples of usage for desired:

  1. Had you but called me then, it might have done what I desired.
  2. The sagacious dominie, knowing Mr. Blane, had counselled Donald not to let on in any way how eagerly he desired to go to Darien, but to seem simply willing to do whatever he was told.
  3. This has been very often tried in our own country, and never failed of the desired effect.

Quotes for desired:

  1. Most medical physicists work in the physics of radiation oncology making sure that the desired dose is given to the cancer and the dose to normal tissues are minimized. - John Cameron
  2. After that, Kasparov stepped back from chess which is, and I want this to be clear, not good for chess in general at all. As a whole, the current situation in the chess world leaves a lot to be desired. - Anatoly Karpov
  3. All who call on God in true faith, earnestly from the heart, will certainly be heard, and will receive what they have asked and desired. - Martin Luther
  4. From time immemorial artistic insights have been revealed to artists in their sleep and in dreams, so that at all times they ardently desired them. - Paracelsus
  5. Beauty is desired in order that it may be befouled; not for its own sake, but for the joy brought by the certainty of profaning it. - Tom Stoppard

Idioms for desired:

  1. leave a lot to be desired
  2. leave sth to be desired
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