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Desire, subst. 1) wish: “to grow unto himself was his d.” Ven. 1180. Lucr. 1606. Sonn. 57, 2. 123, 7. Wiv. II, 2, 189. Meas. IV, 2, 188. LLL I, 1, 10. Mids. III, 2, 445 etc. “with duty and d. we follow you,” Mids. I, 1, 127 (i. e. obediently and gladly). makes her d. along to go, Per. III Prol. 40 (== desires, asks). “your heart's --s be with you!” As I, 2, 211 (i. e. may your wishes be accomplished). “sweet health and fair --s consort your grace!” LLL II, 178. “fair --s . . . guide them!” Troil. III, 1, 47 (cf. thoughts in R3 IV, 1, 94 Troil. III, 1, 49). “most fair return of greetings and --s,” Hml. II, 2, 60. “to have d.,” Tw. III, 3, 45. Troil. III, 3, 46. “to have a d.,” Merch. II, 2, 136. As V, 1, 37. All's II, 3, 240. “I have a great d. to . . .,” Mids. IV, 1, 37. “the great d. I had,” Shr. I, 1, 1. Followed by of: “my desire of having,” Tw. V, 50. R3 III, 7, 236. cf. “I burn with thy d.” H6A I, 2, 108. By to: “I have a great d. to a bottle of hay,” Mids. IV, 1, 37. “I have no d. to it,” Per. IV, 1, 44. By for: “--s for sport,” Oth. IV, 3, 102.
2) love, affection: then can no horse with my “d. keep pace,” Sonn. 51, 9. “a votary to fond d.” Gentl. I, 1, 52. “to tangle her --s,” III, 2, 68. Wiv. I, 1, 245. Especially sensual affection, lust, appetite: “d. doth lend her force,” Ven. 29. Ven. 29 Ven. 29 Ven. 29 Ven. 29 Lucr. 2. Lucr. 2 Lucr. 2 Lucr. 2 Sonn. 147, 8. 154, 7. Gentl. V, 4, 59. Wiv. II, 2, 256. V, 5, 94. V, 5, 94 Mids. I, 1, 4 etc. Personified, like love, in the masc. gender: Lucr. 703. LLL I, 2, 64.
3) the thing wished for: “now hast thou thy d.” John I, 176. “have thy d.” R2 V, 3, 38. H4A IV, 3, 49. Hml. V, 2, 14. “God send every one their hearts' d.” Ado III, 4, 61. “give him his d.” Tw. III, 4, 271. “be inheritor of thy d.” R3 IV, 3, 34. “being now trimmed in thine own --s,” H4B I, 3, 94. “where our d. is got without content,” Mcb. III, 2, 5. “your --s are yours,” Ant. III, 4, 28. “the queen of audience nor d. shall fail,” III, 12, 21.
Used as a trisyll.: “that have inflamed d. in my breast,” Per. I, 1, 20 (Ff within my breast).
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