desire


desire
01. He was full of [desire] as he gazed at his girlfriend.
02. After the death of her children in a car accident, she lost all [desire] for life.
03. Her refusal to go out with him only increased his [desire] for her love.
04. She has always [desired] to have children, but cannot, so they have decided to adopt.
05. He didn't really love her; he only [desired] her body.
06. Joan has always had a strong [desire] to help people less fortunate than herself.
07. She was filled with love and [desire] for her husband upon seeing him after 6 months apart.
08. Astronaut Neil Armstrong once observed that mystery creates wonder, and wonder is the basis of man's [desire] to understand.
09. Patty Berg once remarked, "What does it take to be a champion? [Desire], dedication, determination, concentration and the will to win."
10. There is an Indian proverb which observes that large [desire] is endless poverty.
11. Studies show that one-fourth of the people who lose their sense of smell also lose their [desire] for sexual relations.
12. Driving is the least [desirable] way to get around the African nation of Gabon because there are very few paved roads, and the dirt roads are slippery during the long rainy season.
13. Mara sent his daughters to seduce Siddhartha, but he was unmoved by [desire].
14. Psychologists have shown that externally supplied rewards sometimes actually lower a person's [desire] to perform a task.
15. Every society has its general conceptions of the [desirable] goals that people are expected to strive to attain.

Grammatical examples in English. 2013.

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