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  • verb Simple past tense and past participle of desiderate.


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  • The reply to such criticism is that the guidance here desiderated is not a substitution of complete State control for private and personal activity, but is merely complementary to whatever degree of co-operation is possible among units themselves.

    Thesis and Antithesis I: Private Property in a Cultural Civilization

  • It is the custom of that excellent lady when these visits occur, to appear every three minutes, either in her own person or in that of Mrs. Tisher, and lay an offering on the shrine of Propriety by affecting to look for some desiderated article.

    The Mystery of Edwin Drood

  • It was, no doubt, the fact that age and good living had made Sir Anthony altogether incapable of enjoying the kind of life which he desiderated, and that he would probably have eaten and drunk himself into his grave long since had that kind of life been within his reach.

    The Belton Estate

  • In the year 1682 he published in London his Introductio ad Latinam Blasoniam, an original attempt, which Camden had desiderated, to define, in a Roman idiom, the terms and attributes of a Gothic institution.

    Memoirs of My Life and Writings

  • The system also helps to help men of energy and high intelligence in a wide variety of occupations, this preventing the drain of such men into a small number of often artificially desiderated occupations, this tending then to leave lesser men, or frustrated men, to practice other hundreds of arts the survival and maintenance of which are (pg. 187) important to a superior civilization.

    Dancer Of Gor

  • This, aside from having such utilities as remining the girls that they are total slaves and giving pleasure to the men who look upon them, is supsed to make them, rahter than free women, the desiderated objects of capture and rapine.

    Rogue Of Gor

  • He may realize them imaginatively, as when in color, form, or sound he creates some desiderated beauty out of the crude miscellaneous materials of experience.

    Human Traits and their Social Significance

  • I believe that Jerrold had long desiderated a "Punch"; but it is certain that the present famous periodical of that name was started by his son-in-law, Mr. Henry Mayhew.

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 01, No. 01, November, 1857 A Magazine of Literature, Art, and Politics

  • Shall we ever have it? or will the irrational conservatism of the educated classes, in all time to come, prevent a consummation so desirable, and so desiderated by the philologist?

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 14, No. 85, November, 1864

  • The full and liberal adoption of the plan of national education sketched by our reformer and his associates still remains in part to be desiderated, and is worthy to be striven for by the churches which claim to represent them.

    The Scottish Reformation Its Epochs, Episodes, Leaders, and Distinctive Characteristics


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