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Webster's Dictionary 1828

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Lust


LUST, noun

1. Longing desire; eagerness to possess or enjoy; as the lust of gain.

My lust shall be satisfied upon them. Exodus 15:9.

2. Concupiscence; carnal appetite; unlawful desire of carnal pleasure. Romans 1:27. 2 Peter 2:10.

3. Evil propensity; depraved affections and desires. James 1:14. Psalms 81:12.

4. Vigor; active power. [Not used.]

LUST, verb intransitive

1. To desire eagerly; to long; with after.

Thou mayest kill and eat flesh in all thy gates, whatsoever thy soul lusteth after. Deuteronomy 12:15.

2. To have carnal desire; to desire eagerly the gratification of carnal appetite.

LUST not after her beauty in thy heart. Proverbs 6:25.

Whosoever looketh on a woman to lust after her, hath committed adultery with her already in his heart. Matthew 5:28.

3. To have irregular or inordinate desires.

The spirit that dwelleth in us lusteth to envy. James 4:2.

LUST not after evil things as they also lusted. 1 Corinthians 10:6.

4. To list; to like.