We have a natural desire to want to help others.
Sarah couldn't understand her desire to be alone, but she accepted it.
I have no desire to interfere with something about which I know nothing.
It was almost the fire of desire, yet too raw.
"I have no desire to go back," Quinn said.
Every thwarted desire was the signal for a passionate outburst, and as she grew older and stronger, these tempests became more violent.
People in a small town in Alabama, a small city in Algeria, and a large city in Argentina all desire different forms of governments with different services.
Desire stirred within her, along with some confusion.
"I desire peace, no less than the Emperor Alexander," he began.
All desire to push him away vanished and she clung to him, lost in the ecstasy of his urgent lovemaking.
"I've got plans for you tonight," he said, desire flaring on his face as he carried her into his bedroom.
His body responded with a surge of desire he gritted his teeth against.
Meanwhile the desire to express myself grew.
She was gorgeous in the moonlight, and desire stirred his blood.
Her desire stirred, aided by emotion and hunger for him.
Whether that desire was conveyed by him or originated in her head was a mystery, but when he drew her into his arms, she was willing.
My desire is never to leave you, Father, never to separate my life from yours.
Why the sudden desire to get out of the house?
She was confused and a little annoyed by a growing desire for a more serious relationship.
She rolled onto her stomach away from him, blood flying with desire and heat.
It has increased our desire for peace and our unwillingness to wage war.
But you will understand that I have no desire for the post.
Even before he gave that order the thing he did not desire, and for which he gave the order only because he thought it was expected of him, was being done.
Desire rose hot and fast in him, more so when he felt the cool tickle of her power, the combination of cool energy and warm skin making his blood race.
This is the safest place you could be, but whatever you desire, I will obey.
Her blood surged with desire, her breathing quickening.
"Do you like it?" she asked, unease and desire crossing her features at his nearness.
He eased into her body at first then made love to her hungrily, relentlessly pushing her deeper into the haze of pleasure and desire, until she arched beneath him, her body on the verge of shattering.
"Your Majesty," replied Balashev, "my master, the Emperor, does not desire war and as Your Majesty sees..." said Balashev, using the words Your Majesty at every opportunity, with the affectation unavoidable in frequently addressing one to whom the title was still a novelty.
Was he confused – alone and fighting a desire he detested?
It turns out we all have a desire to be artists or philosophers or singers or photographers or commentators or reviewers.
Man's mind cannot grasp the causes of events in their completeness, but the desire to find those causes is implanted in man's soul.
During daylight, when he wasn't fighting the desire to make love to her that grew with the disappearance of the sun.
Today, success still requires good execution, but the larger question is: "Can you discover and fulfill a hitherto-unknown, latent desire in people that the Internet enables?"
They didn't enter war to satisfy a desire to kill and maim but to be victorious in the way their society rewarded.
She smelt of the flowers, but showed no desire to pluck them; and, when I gathered a few for her, she refused to have them pinned on her dress.
I... desire regeneration, Pierre uttered with difficulty.
Nicholas suddenly felt a desire and need to tell his most intimate thoughts (which he would not have told to his mother, his sister, or his friend) to this woman who was almost a stranger.
His gaze was penetrating and direct, stirring desire and fear within her.
At first it had squelched his desire to have more children.
It took every ounce of her willpower not to flee hysterically or give in to the desire to collapse and sob.
What he has taught we have seen beautifully expressed in his own life--love of country, kindness to the least of his brethren, and a sincere desire to live upward and onward.
Why, only a little while ago people thought it quite impossible to teach the deaf-blind anything; but no sooner was it proved possible than hundreds of kind, sympathetic hearts were fired with the desire to help them, and now we see how many of those poor, unfortunate persons are being taught to see the beauty and reality of life.
How ridiculous it is to say I had drunk so copiously of the noble spirit of Dr. Howe that I was fired with the desire to rescue from darkness and obscurity the little Alabamian!
I knew that Laura Bridgman had shown the same intuitive desire to produce sounds, and had even learned to pronounce a few simple words, which she took great delight in using, and I did not doubt that Helen could accomplish as much as this.
I think that it would be better than this, for the students, or those who desire to be benefited by it, even to lay the foundation themselves.
Pierre was one of those who are only strong when they feel themselves quite innocent, and since that day when he was overpowered by a feeling of desire while stooping over the snuffbox at Anna Pavlovna's, an unacknowledged sense of the guilt of that desire paralyzed his will.
To the joy and pride of the whole army, a personal interview was refused, and instead of the Sovereign, Prince Dolgorukov, the victor at Wischau, was sent with Savary to negotiate with Napoleon if, contrary to expectations, these negotiations were actuated by a real desire for peace.
If at first the members of the council thought that Kutuzov was pretending to sleep, the sounds his nose emitted during the reading that followed proved that the commander-in-chief at that moment was absorbed by a far more serious matter than a desire to show his contempt for the dispositions or anything else--he was engaged in satisfying the irresistible human need for sleep.
The same love of others, a desire to do something for them, a desire for their approval.--So I lived for others, and not almost, but quite, ruined my life.
From the regimental commander's, Denisov rode straight to the staff with a sincere desire to act on this advice.
Sulphur is of an oily and fiery nature; in combination with salt by its fiery nature it arouses a desire in the latter by means of which it attracts mercury, seizes it, holds it, and in combination produces other bodies.
Natasha had no desire to go out anywhere and wandered from room to room like a shadow, idle and listless.
The news of that battle of Tarutino, unexpectedly received by Napoleon at a review, evoked in him a desire to punish the Russians (Thiers says), and he issued the order for departure which the whole army was demanding.
During the hour Pierre watched them they all came flowing from the different streets with one and the same desire to get on quickly; they all jostled one another, began to grow angry and to fight, white teeth gleamed, brows frowned, ever the same words of abuse flew from side to side, and all the faces bore the same swaggeringly resolute and coldly cruel expression that had struck Pierre that morning on the corporal's face when the drums were beating.
Ermolov, Miloradovich, Platov, and others in proximity to the French near Vyazma could not resist their desire to cut off and break up two French corps, and by way of reporting their intention to Kutuzov they sent him a blank sheet of paper in an envelope.
The boy, thrusting his cold hands into his pockets and lifting his eyebrows, looked at Denisov in affright, but in spite of an evident desire to say all he knew gave confused answers, merely assenting to everything Denisov asked him.
The French did not need to be informed of the fact that half the prisoners--with whom the Russians did not know what to do- -perished of cold and hunger despite their captors' desire to save them; they felt that it could not be otherwise.
In the fog of desire she knew one thing - it was too late to protest.
Yes, he professed a desire to know what happened but actually seeing it was another matter.
He held her at arm's length, forcing himself out of the cloud of desire tormenting him.
She watched him retreat, desire burning within her.
Hot desire flowed through her and was mirrored on his face.
Her heart sang as she realized she hadn't lost him after all, her body echoing the desire on his face.
She wrenched away from him, desire and thirst making her head reel.
Dean had no desire to know the macabre contents.
His blood was already humming with desire; he forgot how much of a turn on arguing with her was.
She gave in to the rush of desire, knowing that wherever he led, she could count on an utterly delightful experience.
Standing only inches from him, she had the sudden desire to be in his arms.
Whatever the case, research and contemplation had not dampened the desire for more children – their children.
The desire lighting her body was hot and aching, as if her body innately knew how well he'd satisfy her.
Desire and yearning crept into him, knowing she was so close.
We all desire to leave our stamp on the world.
He did not find Prince Andrew in Olmutz that day, but the appearance of the town where the headquarters and the diplomatic corps were stationed and the two Emperors were living with their suites, households, and courts only strengthened his desire to belong to that higher world.
His eyes glittered feverishly while he tried to prove to Pierre that in his actions there was no desire to do good to his neighbor.
Pierre's one feeling at the moment was a desire to show that he was ready to go all lengths and was prepared to sacrifice everything.
There was only one expression on her agitated face when she ran into the drawing room--that of love--boundless love for him, for her, and for all that was near to the man she loved; and of pity, suffering for others, and passionate desire to give herself entirely to helping them.
She spoke quickly, hoping that desire could be covered up by a professional front.
Even Quinn seemed to have forgotten his desire to go public in the tension of our impromptu to act.
They claimed to have done so in the spirit of good will and a desire to protect the privacy of the tipster.
Desire rose within her, and she suppressed it with effort.
"I see you remember the last time we met," she said, desire clouding her gaze.
He shook his head despite the desire on his face.
She ran her hand down his arm and side, unable to shake the desire to saturate her senses with every part of him.
The action that once terrified her now made desire bloom in anticipation of what he'd do.
Not one of the threesome had a desire to enter the mine via this newfound entrance, but each cautiously examined the portal.
Desire spiked through him at the knowledge that his mate was in his arms.
"If you have any desire to address the rebellion in the underworld, you know how to summon me," Darkyn said with a cunning smile.
She had little desire any more.
My memory is a big part of who I am and I have no desire to trade any of it away.
The thought of going to college took root in my heart and became an earnest desire, which impelled me to enter into competition for a degree with seeing and hearing girls, in the face of the strong opposition of many true and wise friends.
I desire to speak impartially on this point, and as one not interested in the success or failure of the present economical and social arrangements.
You understand that my sole desire is conscientiously to carry out his wishes; that is my only reason for being here.
If I were asked what I desire most on earth, it would be to be poorer than the poorest beggar.
His Majesty will probably desire to see you, he added, bowing his head.
He lets them enter the tÃªte-de-pont. * They spin him a thousand gasconades, saying that the war is over, that the Emperor Francis is arranging a meeting with Bonaparte, that they desire to see Prince Auersperg, and so on.
Desire nothing for thyself, seek nothing, be not anxious or envious.
Pierre, however, felt excited, and the general desire to show that they were ready to go to all lengths--which found expression in the tones and looks more than in the substance of the speeches--infected him too.
The "man of great merit," despite his desire to obtain the post of director, could not refrain from reminding Prince Vasili of his former opinion.
At that moment he did not desire Moscow, or victory, or glory (what need had he for any more glory?).
"Your honor..." replied the shopman in the frieze coat, "your honor, in accord with the proclamation of his highest excellency the count, they desire to serve, not sparing their lives, and it is not any kind of riot, but as his highest excellence said..."
Desire still a hot ember inside of her, she was tempted to set the record straight, but maybe it was best he didn't know how close she had come to giving in.
We have a natural desire to make beautiful things and a bone-deep need to understand the world we live in and our place in it.
At the same time Dr. Bell added that I could rest content and fight my way through Radcliffe in competition with seeing and hearing girls, while the great desire of my heart was being fulfilled.
Her every waking moment is spent in the endeavour to satisfy her innate desire for knowledge, and her mind works so incessantly that we have feared for her health.
It is only expressing to men feebly your desire that it should prevail.
In spite of her one desire to see her brother as soon as possible, and her vexation that at the moment when all she wanted was to see him they should be trying to entertain her and pretending to admire her nephew, the princess noticed all that was going on around her and felt the necessity of submitting, for a time, to this new order of things which she had entered.
He was standing close and she was startled by a desire to be swept into his arms again.
How could men possibly have a greater desire or need than she had just felt?
'Boyars,' I will say to them, 'I do not desire war, I desire the peace and welfare of all my subjects.'
She swallowed hard and nodded, struggling to control the strange sense of desire bubbling uncontrolled within her.
A microscopic voice inside warned her to stop, but desire put uncontrolled passion into her response.