Neither shall any man desire thy land.Ex. xxxiv. 24.
Ye desire your child to live.Tennyson.
Then she said, Did I desire a son of my lord?2 Kings iv. 28.
Desire him to go in; trouble him no more.Shak.
A doleful case desires a doleful song.Spenser.
She shall be pleasant while she lives, and desired when she dies.Jer. Taylor.
Syn. -- To long for; hanker after; covet; wish; ask; request; solicit; entreat; beg. -- To Desire, Wish. In desire the feeling is usually more eager than in wish. "I wish you to do this" is a milder form of command than "I desire you to do this," though the feeling prompting the injunction may be the same. C. J. Smith.
Unspeakable desire to see and know.Milton.
And slowly was my mother broughtTennyson.
To yield consent to my desire.
The Desire of all nations shall come.Hag. ii. 7.
Syn. -- Wish; appetency; craving; inclination; eagerness; aspiration; longing.