inordinate desire

See: greed
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Now, see: under those seven gables, at which we now look up, --and which old Colonel Pyncheon meant to be the house of his descendants, in prosperity and happiness, down to an epoch far beyond the present,--under that roof, through a portion of three centuries, there has been perpetual remorse of conscience, a constantly defeated hope, strife amongst kindred, various misery, a strange form of death, dark suspicion, unspeakable disgrace, --all, or most of which calamity I have the means of tracing to the old Puritan's inordinate desire to plant and endow a family.
So saying, on he led his radiant Files, Daz'ling the Moon; these to the Bower direct In search of whom they sought: him there they found Squat like a Toad, close at the eare of EVE; Assaying by his Devilish art to reach The Organs of her Fancie, and with them forge Illusions as he list, Phantasms and Dreams, Or if, inspiring venom, he might taint Th' animal Spirits that from pure blood arise Like gentle breaths from Rivers pure, thence raise At least distemperd, discontented thoughts, Vain hopes, vain aimes, inordinate desires Blown up with high conceits ingendring pride.
We are trying our best to resolve this issue as it is our inordinate desire that PTI should return back to the Parliament as soon as possible", he added.
Greed or avarice is the inordinate desire to acquire and possess more than one needs to survive.
We often hear from the pulpit today that material things offer no barrier to salvation as long as we do not hold an inordinate desire for them.
Gluttony denotes, not any desire of eating and drinking, but an inordinate desire.
Lust is defined in my dictionary as "the inordinate desire for carnal pleasures" and it springs from the basic human desire - and I would say a Godgiven desire - but it is a desire that has been taken to its extreme.
Gluttony is an inordinate desire to consume more than one requires.
That is to say, you are to shelve any inordinate desire for the desirable.
Gluttony - an inordinate desire to consume more than what one requires.
Avarice, also called "greed," is the intense and inordinate desire for money and temporal goods.
Lust is ``the inordinate desire for carnal pleasures'' and is the basic and God- given desire taken to its extreme.