What does the word lust mean?

Usage examples for lust

  1. Love is but lust, if soul be only breath; Who would put forth one billow from the shore If the great sea be- Death? – The Poetical Works of Sir Edward Bulwer Lytton, Bart. M.P. by Edward Bulwer Lytton
  2. He doomed me to death because he found me in his way; he has murdered his old sweetheart from the sheer lust of revenge. – The Intriguers by William Le Queux
  3. For between him and the historical success of Christianity lies a dark heavy weight of passion and error, lust of power and honour, and the crushing force of the Roman Empire. – Thoughts Out of Season (Part II) by Friedrich Nietzsche