lust

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v lust have a craving, appetite, or great desire for
    • n lust self-indulgent sexual desire (personified as one of the deadly sins)
    • n lust a strong sexual desire
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Lovers in Liberty Corner, New Jersey, should avoid satisfying their lustful urges in a parked car. If the horn accidentally sounds while they are frolicking behind the wheel, the couple can face a jail term.
    • Lust Hence: Virility; vigor; active power.
    • Lust Inclination; desire. "For little lust had she to talk of aught.""My lust to devotion is little."
    • Lust Licentious craving; a strong sexual appetite.
    • Lust Longing desire; eagerness to possess or enjoy; -- in a had sense; as, the lust of gain. "The lust of reigning."
    • Lust Pleasure.
    • Lust 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. "Whatsoever thy soul lusteth after.""Whosoever looketh on a woman to lust after her, hath committed adultery with her already in his heart.""The spirit that dwelleth in us lusteth to envy."
    • Lust To list; to like. "Do so if thou lust ."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: The Seven Deadly Sins are lust, pride, anger, envy, sloth, avarice and gluttony.
    • n lust Desire, inclination, or wish in general.
    • n lust Intense longing desire; eagerness for possession or enjoyment: as, the lust of gain.
    • n lust Specifically Evil propensity; depraved affection or desire.
    • n lust In absolute use, carnal desire; sexual appetite; unlawful desire of sexual pleasure; concupiscence.
    • lust To desire eagerly; long: with after or for.
    • lust To take pleasure; delight; like.
    • lust Specifically To have evil desire.
    • lust To have carnal desire: with after.
    • lust A Middle English form of list .
    • n lust Pleasure; delight; a source of pleasure.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Lust lust longing desire: eagerness to possess: carnal appetite:
    • v.i Lust to desire eagerly (with after, for): to have carnal desire: to have depraved desires
    • n Lust lust (B.) any violent or depraved desire
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Quotations

  • John Lahr
    John Lahr
    “Society drives people crazy with lust and calls it advertising.”
  • Thomas Hobbes
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    “Curiosity is the lust of the mind.”
  • James Elroy Flecker
    James Elroy Flecker
    “For lust of knowing what should not be known, we take the Golden Road to Samarkand.”
  • Bible
    Bible
    “But I say to you, that every one who looks on a woman to lust for her has committed adultery with her already in his heart. [Matthew 5:28]”
  • Jimmy Carter
    Jimmy%20Carter
    “I've looked on a lot of women with lust. I've committed adultery in my heart many times.”
  • Marquis De Sade
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    “Lust's passion will be served; it demands, it militates, it tyrannizes.”

Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
AS. lust, lust, pleasure, longing; akin to OS., D., G., & Sw. lust, Dan. & Icel. lyst, Goth lustus, and perh. tom Skr. lush, to desire, or to E. loose,. Cf. List to please, Listless
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. lust, pleasure.

Usage

In literature:

It is the term that every swain, washed and unwashed, uses in referring to his lusts.
"The Goose Man" by Jacob Wassermann
Lustful of purpose, and yet loveless.
"The Proud Prince" by Justin Huntly McCarthy
That tiger still lives and lusts for blood.
"Marjorie" by Justin Huntly McCarthy
Are they not from hence, from your lusts that war in your members?
"The New Testament of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ." by Various
His friendship is seldom so stedfast, but that lust, drink, or anger may overturn it.
"Microcosmography" by John Earle
Bob discovered that he hated it with an impotent lust to destroy.
"The Fighting Edge" by William MacLeod Raine
Cousin was fairly out of his head with the lust to kill the chief, but the Shawnee took no chances.
"A Virginia Scout" by Hugh Pendexter
Their tales were a long catalogue of deeds of ruthless barbarity, cold-blooded cruelty, lust, and rapine.
"Two Daring Young Patriots" by W. P. Shervill
There were hundreds no less desperate, no less reckless, no less insatiate in their lust for plunder, than they.
"Howard Pyle's Book of Pirates" by Howard I. Pyle
Lust had saved his reason, the lust inspired by Matabiche.
"The Pools of Silence" by H. de Vere Stacpoole
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In poetry:

DARK Angel, with thine aching lust
To rid the world of penitence:
Malicious Angel, who still dost
My soul such subtile violence!
"The Dark Angel" by Lionel Pigot Johnson
Alas? and wherefore so,—
Be glad for this passing show;
The world and its lust
Back must to their dust
Before the soul can grow.
"Retrospect " by Martin Farquhar Tupper
Albeit thereof he has found
Firm roadway between lustfulness and pain;
Has half transferred the battle to his brain,
From bloody ground;
"Earth And Man" by George Meredith
``Yes, vain the fires of pride and lust
Fierce in meridian pulses burn:
Remember, Man, that thou art dust,
And unto dust thou shalt return.
"At The Gate Of The Convent" by Alfred Austin
From him has sprung the ceaseless hate,
The bloody strife—the warring crew;
And worse, from his unholy lust
Lovers and love are ruined too.
"Anacreon: Ode 66" by Edwin Arnold
Thy soul thou gavest o'er to lust,
Nor pondered on this bitter truth.
But if thou sinnest in thy youth,
What wilt thou do when thou art dust?
"The Dwellers In Clay" by Shlomo ibn Gabirol

In news:

Is China's lust for Olympic gold fading.
'Book Lust ' an adventure in travel.
From Norway, with lust .
Across pop culture, it's the summer of lust by women.
When lust turns to love our brain reacts: research.
Scientists find the difference between love and lust in the brain.
Researchers at Concordia University in Montreal have successfully mapped out the brain regions that are implicated in our feelings of love and lust .
" Lust and love" murders on the rise.
India struggles to balance its books as citizens lust for gold.
Blood lust roils Wayne County.
A Lust for Good Sound.
NACS Responds To House of Representatives Raiding LUST Trust Fund.
10 Love and Lust Lessons (So Far) From Kim and Kanye.
"Love, Perfect, Change" continues cycle of lust , love and laughs.
Blood Lust Won't Bring Justice in the Trayvon Martin Case.
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In science:

The author has been supported in part by the Reimar-L¨ust-Stipendium of the Max-PlanckGesellschaft.
On the Gribov Problem for Generalized Connections
The key ingredient of the original proof of Theorem 1 is a non-commutative Khintchine inequality by Lust-Picard and Pisier .
Sums of random Hermitian matrices and an inequality by Rudelson
Unfortunately, the proof of the Lust-Picard/Pisier inequality employs language and tools from non-commutative probability that are rather foreign to most potential users of (2).
Sums of random Hermitian matrices and an inequality by Rudelson
The class of Banach lattices, appearing in the theorem, can be enlarged to uniformly convex spaces with a local unconditional structure (LUST) (i.e., such that E can be embedded into the dual of a Banach lattice, cf. , e.g., [GL74]).
Infinite order decoupling of random chaoses in Banach space
Karch and D. L¨ust, “Brane Dynamics and Chiral Nonchiral Transitions,” hep-th/9801017.
String Duality and Novel Theories without Gravity
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