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lust

A poetic (i.e., non-medical) term for intense sexual desire for another person or, less commonly, an object.
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In his book, de Botton says part of the lustful feeling is webbed in the idea that two individuals seek approval from another, thus validating their sexuality.
Think, for example, of the TV series The L Word, which, in a totally new and politically correct context of gender equality, has resurrected the California-style naked woman, but this time as the object of the most lustful, same-sex passions.
If you continued at that same level of lustful excitement long term, says Susan Kellogg-Spadt, CRNP, PhD, director of sexual medicine at the Pelvic & Sexual Health Institute in Philadelphia, you'd burn out.
Hence, the celebration in the oracle that follows, akin to the joy of a bountiful harvest and lustful abandon at the spoils of war, examples of the safe and abundant life enjoyed by God's people as their oppressors are defeated--a point reinforced by the recollection of their deliverance from the Midianites under the leadership of Gideon.
Gone are the days when lustful teenagers flicked through the lingerie pages of those big catalogues for their kicks.
He had dismissed this thought because 'I was no more lustful than the average person, and there didn't seem to be anything I could do about it.
Women, who had been seen as the more lustful sex, were now seen as the passive victims of scheming males.
In one tale, Mara, a tempter, "tries to awaken [in the nuns] the lustful thoughts, painful memories, and past fears that would make a weaker person abandon the past of spiritual attainment.
Fellow aviators take that same dim view of a wingman who lays lustful looks upon their flyin' machine.
Witness the brochures that announced San Francisco Ballet's 2002 season, in which a female dancer in a saucer tutu and bare legs enjoys the lustful caresses of a male dancer in the back seat of a convertible.
Soon earning the lustful glances of more than a few male clients, Demi finds herself embroiled in murder and blackmail when one of these admirers turns out to be a right wing congressman played by a slimy Burt Reynolds.
Selections like "A Hot Time at the Church of Kentucky Fried Souls and the Spectacular Final Sunday Sermon of the Right Revren Daddy Love," a Zoetrope: All Story award winner, about the Revren Daddy Love and his lustful affection toward all women, and "Falcon Malone Can Fly No Mo," about a young man with magic Air Jordan sneakers are sure to become cult favorites.