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An example use of desire in a speech by a native speaker of american english:
“… two people so that desire can continue …”
Desire means a strong feeling of wanting something.
the word desire occurs in english on average 72.2 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for B1 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.