"desiring" in the verb sense
1. desire, want
feel or have a desire for want strongly
"I want to go home now"
"I want my own room"
2. hope, trust, desire
expect and wish
"I trust you will behave better from now on"
"I hope she understands that she cannot expect a raise"
express a desire for
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