- n. curiosity that motivates investigation and study
“Being in Portugal, before his voyage to the Indies, he wrote not any letters to Rome, wherein he did not testisfy his great desire to know what progress it made in Italy.”
“Jabir Atharat al-Kiram and thought to gladden thee with him, knowing thine excessive desire to know him and thy longing to see him.”
“Edgar had seen, by chance, the Westwyns pass to the room of the Cleves party, and felt the most ardent desire to know if they would meet with”
“I desire to know myself as not being the non-Ego, to use the expression of Fichte -- I necessarily must think of that non-Ego, i.e. of something as not-myself.”
“Lionel would say, was making, led Miss Margland to imagine he was really going to perform that popish ceremony; and hastily pulling Lionel by the sleeve, she angrily said: 'Mr. Lionel, I desire to know by whose authority you present such actor-men to a young lady under my care.”
“The description of Verres's rapacity in regard to the corn tax is long and complex, and need hardly be followed at length, unless by those who desire to know how the iniquity of such a one could make the most of an imposition which was in itself very bad, and pile up the burden till the poor province was unable to bear it.”
““Evidently you and Trace are planning a trip somewhere,” Sybil Anderson concluded, barely containing her desire to know all the details.”
“No old sailor breathes who does not desire to know the casual course of his ship and the next port-of-call.”
“Dr. Smith's letter, accompanying this, will explain all you will desire to know on this subject.”
“God gave us a. warm desire to know more of his wonders than the earth displays with all the charms of the fresh and thousand-coloured spring, so surely this short life is not the last purpose for which God created us.”
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