object of desire

noun phrase

: something that people want to have

Examples of object of desire in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web While in captivity, Sebastian becomes an object of desire for the colony’s centurion, who tortures and ultimately executes him for denying his affections. Erik Morse, Vogue, 24 Apr. 2024 As an object of desire, the schoolgirl is familiar enough—as a subject in her own right, less so. Molly Fischer, The New Yorker, 13 Nov. 2023 The red carpet fuels a dream, both for those who live it and for those who follow it from afar, and the shoe itself represents an object of desire, a René Caovilla shoe represents the dream of being able to wear it, perhaps the shoe of fairy tales, the one that suddenly transforms reality. Pino Gagliardi, The Hollywood Reporter, 2 Oct. 2023 The Future is the only reason to do anything, the only object of desire. Sarah Yang, Sunset Magazine, 22 Sep. 2023 When Ingeborg hurts her ankle and gets a walking aid, envious Adam finds his own object of desire. Marta Balaga, Variety, 4 Aug. 2023 Miu Miu, for example, always manages to make some of its pieces an object of desire, like last summer's famous micro-skirt. Alexandre Marain, Glamour, 21 June 2023 Both an object of desire and a mother surrogate, the character hints at what is behind the confusion in Ruthie’s mind. Caryn James, The Hollywood Reporter, 15 June 2023

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“Object of desire.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/object%20of%20desire. Accessed 16 Jun. 2024.

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