Carmen wanted to shrivel out of sight.
Not because she wanted the money, but because it might become an issue.
It was the way she wanted it as well.
Maybe Alex wanted to be in control because he had been dominated all his life.
Most girls wanted to be a princess at some point in their youth, though she couldn't specifically remember that wish.
Certainly she wanted to feel special to Alex - and did.
We all knew about his family, but the way he acted, it was as if he wanted to hide them from us.
When he had made them all disappear again Ozma declared she was sorry they were gone, for she wanted one of them to pet and play with.
Zeb also wanted to see his home, and although he did not find anyone morning for him, the sight of Hugson's Ranch in the picture made him long to get back there.
When they wanted to move the boat from one place to another they had to pole it; that is, they pushed against a long pole, the lower end of which reached the bottom of the stream.
Long ago, before Gutenberg, if you wanted to know something, you had to memorize it.
In the ancient world, man wanted guidance from the gods on what he should do.
He wanted the wisdom of the gods.
I already knew people wanted to sell the stuff in their attic or send money to other people before eBay or PayPal came along, because the offline world had already invented garage sales and Western Union.
If you have everything you have ever wanted, you have less to gain and more to lose by invading your neighbor.
Long before English became the lingua franca of the Internet age, the world has wanted a common language.
He told Simonides he was only going to pay him half the fee and if he wanted the other half, he should collect it from Castor and Pollux.
If I wanted my mother to make ice-cream for dinner I made the sign for working the freezer and shivered, indicating cold.
I had noticed that my mother and my friends did not use signs as I did when they wanted anything done, but talked with their mouths.
I could not tell Martha Washington when I wanted to go egg-hunting, but I would double my hands and put them on the ground, which meant something round in the grass, and Martha always understood.
This morning, while she was washing, she wanted to know the name for "water."
She wanted to know if men were shooting in the sky when she felt the thunder, and if the trees and flowers drank all the rain.
Helen wanted me to tell her about it.
She has learned more and more to give up the style she borrowed from books and tried to use, because she wanted to write like other people; she has learned that she is at her best when she "feels" the lilies sway; lets the roses press into her hands and speaks of the heat which to her means light.
Man wanted a home, a place of warmth, or comfort, first of warmth, then the warmth of the affections.
My imagination carried me so far that I even had the refusal of several farms--the refusal was all I wanted--but I never got my fingers burned by actual possession.
I wanted to live deep and suck out all the marrow of life, to live so sturdily and Spartan-like as to put to rout all that was not life, to cut a broad swath and shave close, to drive life into a corner, and reduce it to its lowest terms, and, if it proved to be mean, why then to get the whole and genuine meanness of it, and publish its meanness to the world; or if it were sublime, to know it by experience, and be able to give a true account of it in my next excursion.
Also, our sentences wanted room to unfold and form their columns in the interval.
Not that I wanted beans to eat, for I am by nature a Pythagorean, so far as beans are concerned, whether they mean porridge or voting, and exchanged them for rice; but, perchance, as some must work in fields if only for the sake of tropes and expression, to serve a parable-maker one day.
They said that a gentleman farmer, who was behind the scenes, wanted to double his money, which, as I understood, amounted to half a million already; but in order to cover each one of his dollars with another, he took off the only coat, ay, the skin itself, of Walden Pond in the midst of a hard winter.
He naturally wanted to know where I came from, and what brought me there; and, when I had told him, I asked him in my turn how he came there, presuming him to be an honest man, of course; and, as the world goes, I believe he was.
She wanted to find, and still seeks, some secret motive in our actions.
I never wanted anything and I don't now.
Anna Mikhaylovna looked attentively at the sick man's eyes, trying to guess what he wanted; she pointed first to Pierre, then to some drink, then named Prince Vasili in an inquiring whisper, then pointed to the quilt.
Though in the new reign he was free to return to the capitals, he still continued to live in the country, remarking that anyone who wanted to see him could come the hundred miles from Moscow to Bald Hills, while he himself needed no one and nothing.
Michael Ivanovich did not at all know when "you and I" had said such things about Bonaparte, but understanding that he was wanted as a peg on which to hang the prince's favorite topic, he looked inquiringly at the young prince, wondering what would follow.
"I also wanted to ask you," continued Prince Andrew, "if I'm killed and if I have a son, do not let him be taken away from you--as I said yesterday... let him grow up with you....
I wanted to question...