be desirous

See: lack
References in classic literature ?
This is writing only to Frenchmen and to Papists: a Protestant would be desirous to know why he must imagine that Father du Bernat had a cooler head or more knowledge; and why one man whose account is singular is not more likely to be mistaken than many agreeing in the same account.
I need players to be emotional about the game, want to play, to be desirous of getting in the ballgame and do their part," Jackson said.
Several' NY designers are said to be desirous of his services.