desirous

All Adjective Noun
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  • He was probably desirous of saying the most civil thing which occurred to him. Cited from Can You Forgive Her?, by Anthony Trollope
  • He brought back several prisoners, who gave him all the information of which he was desirous. Cited from Memoirs of the Jacobites of 1715 and 1745, Vol. III, by Mrs. Thomson
  • The quality of life has declined to much less desirous value in recent years.
  • They are desirous that man should some day know the truth. Cited from The Golden Censer, by John McGovern
  • I know nothing of that of which you seem desirous that I should not speak. Cited from Shifting Winds, by R.M. Ballantyne
  • I think the media has been very desirous that a black quarterback do well.
  • Suppose that I am very desirous that time should not pass quickly. Cited from Illusions, by James Sully
  • Many have heard of that man -- many may be desirous of knowing yet more of him. Cited from Lavengro: the Scholar - the Gypsy - the Priest, by George Borrow
  • In one of the well-known cases a man owned a ship that he was desirous of selling. Cited from Up To Date Business, by Various
  • The poor girl looked round her on all sides, and seemed half afraid, half desirous, of being followed. Cited from The Vicomte de Bragelonne, by Alexandre Dumas
  • I have already referred to those used by young men desirous of marrying. Cited from The Mafulu, by Robert W. Williamson
  • "Yes; they are all desirous to see your father home again with his little daughter." Cited from Tess of the Storm Country, by Grace Miller White
  • Not like her sister, desirous of winning all, but fixing her whole heart upon one. Cited from Character Sketches of Romance, Fiction and the Drama, by E Cobham Brewer
  • He supposed that they were desirous of peace, but war was in their hearts. Cited from History of England in Three Volumes, Vol. III, by E. Farr & E. H. Nolan
  • I now perceived that he was desirous of having my opinion of the instruments. Cited from The Violin, by George Hart
  • They were very desirous to know what became of the slaves after they had crossed the salt water.
  • The latter, desirous of writing on early Christian Ireland, asked for his assistance.
  • I was desirous of having the key made at once. Cited from The Expressman and the Detective, by Allan Pinkerton
  • He was desirous of securing the rich Indian trade for his own country. Cited from Discoverers and Explorers, by Edward R. Shaw
  • Though my imagination represents them, still I am not the less desirous of their real presence. Cited from The Sonnets, Triumphs, and Other Poems of Petrarch, by Petrarch
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Words starting with desirous

Meaning of desirous

  • adjective Having or expressing desire for something
    desirous of high office, desirous of finding a quick solution to the problem