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desire / longing / appetite / craving
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desire / appetite / passion / lust / greed
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to wish for / to desire / variant of 慾|欲
want to stop but can't (idiom) / to be unable to stop oneself / to feel an urge to continue
lit. fluently saying all one wants (idiom); to preach freely on one's favorite topic / to hold forth to one's heart's content
to begin to stir (idiom) / to get restless / to become threatening
desire for knowledge
to do whatever one pleases
to follow one's heart's desires / to do as one pleases (idiom)
lit. ready to appear at the call (idiom) / fig. on the verge of coming out into the open / (of a person's choice etc) on the point of being disclosed / (of an artistic depiction) vividly portrayed
appetite
tottering / on the verge of collapse
to be eager to give sth a try (idiom)
to indulge in debauchery
In order to capture, one must let loose. / to loosen the reins only to grasp them better
lit. to want sth in haste, but cannot get there (idiom, from Analects); more haste, less speed / don't try to run before you can walk
sexual desire / lust
What you don't want done to you, don't do to others. (idiom, from the Confucian analects) / Do as you would be done by. / Do not do to others what you would not have them do to you.
heartbroken / inconsolable
lust
sexual desire / lust
(idiom) uninterested in self-indulgence / abstemious / ascetic
to suppress desire / self-restraint / asceticism
to be so in pain as to not want to live / to be so grieved as to wish one were dead
to want to say sth but then hesitate
To do a good job, an artisan needs the best tools (idiom). Good tools are prerequisite to the successful execution of a job
lit. to want sth in haste, but cannot get there (idiom, from Analects); more haste, less speed / also written 欲速則不達|欲速则不达
greed / avarice / rapacious / avid
ear-splitting (idiom); deafening
lust / desire / sensual
to drool with desire (idiom); to envy / to hunger for
drowsy / sleepy (idiom)
to have a splitting headache (idiom)
lit. storm clouds approach / troubles lie ahead (idiom)
To do a good job, an artisan needs the best tools (idiom). Good tools are prerequisite to the successful execution of a job
desire
If you want to condemn sb, don't worry about the pretext (idiom, from Zuozhuan 左傳|左传); one can always trump up a charge against sb / Give a dog a bad name, then hang him.
lit. to drool with desire (idiom) / fig. to hunger for / greedy
to be keen to ... / to be anxious to ...
(suffix) replete (with moisture) / glistening / plump and tender / lovely / alluring
lit. the trees long for peace but the wind will never cease (idiom) / fig. the world changes, whether you want it or not
to anxiously await
burning with desire
to desire / wants / appetites
ocean of lust (Buddhist term) / worldly desires
selfish desire
to sate one's lust
trying to hide it makes it more conspicuous (idiom); A cover up only makes matters worse.
whatever you like / to do as one pleases
material desire / craving for material things
bottomless pit of desire (idiom); insatiable greed / carnal cravings are never satisfied and are a main obstruction on the path to enlightenment
cupidity
blinded by greed (idiom)
to wish one were dead (idiom) / (fig.) to be in seventh heaven
carnal desire
asceticism
lust
to indulge in a life of luxury (idiom); extreme extravagance
sex-crazed woman
beastly desire
obsessed by a craving for power / power-hungry
to be on the verge of eruption (idiom) / (of the sun) to emerge in all its brilliance
almost / nearly going to
to try to rouse oneself but lack the strength (idiom)
lust
sexual object
Kama Sutra
lit. I'm drunk and would like to sleep (idiom) / (used to indicate one's sincere and straightforward nature)
cupidity
wishing for profit, but causing loss (idiom); good intentions that lead to disaster / It all ends in tears.
oral stage (psychology)
to follow lustful desires
the world of material desires (Buddhism)
anal stage (psychology)
orgasm
to make concessions for the sake of future gains (idiom)
variant of 欲取姑與|欲取姑与 / to make concessions for the sake of future gains (idiom)
lechery springs from warmth and nourishment, kleptomania springs from hunger and cold (idiom)
Tonyukuk (died c. 724 AD)
to give way to one's beastly lust
desire for good food


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