Part of speech: verb

To have passionate desire.

Part of speech: noun

Vehement or inordinate desire.

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Usage examples "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.", 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", 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)", Friedrich Nietzsche.