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Having or expressing desire; desiring: Both sides were desirous of finding a quick solution to the problem.

de·sir′ous·ly adv.
de·sir′ous·ness n.
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Astor, of grasping with his individual hand this great enterprise, which for years had been dubiously yet desirously contemplated by powerful associations and maternal governments.
The Prime Minister said that 'we do not discuss names, there has been a general appreciation of profiles', but' from my point of view there is a basic requirement for the President of the Commission, which is to have strong executive experience both at national level and, desirously at European level ', as it had stated in its declaration on arrival.
Gordon threads through the massed girls, "invisible, save that their bodies avoided him when he passed them" (Orwell 200oe, 117), pausing to watch them in "knots of four or five, prowling desirously about the stalls of cheap underwear" (116).
"so desirously / Did'st long to die" that he perished in
We have made some progress, but not good enough to situate us on the pedestal we so desirously crave for.