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an interest in politics
He has a particular interest in Italian art.
I have no interest in depriving you of what is rightfully yours.
'What do you mean?' asked Pat, now taking an interest in the proceedings.
Apparently several buyers have expressed an interest in the deal.
To my relief, no one showed the slightest interest when I got up to leave.
The reports have aroused considerable interest.
People are losing all interest in the election.
The presidential race is being watched with interest all over the world.
The scar added interest to a face that otherwise would have appeared too bland.
The city has a multitude of museums and places of interest.
publications that may be of interest to the self-employed
'What you think is of no interest to me', Elaine said flatly.
Most degree courses allow students to include subjects of special interest to them.
an increase in the interest charged on personal loans
You will repay the money with interest, as agreed in the contract.
All he cares about is protecting his own interests.
It's in their own interests to cooperate.
The council doesn't believe the scheme is in the best interests of pupils.
He claims he has only my best interests at heart.
Publication of the documents is not in the public interest.
The United States had an interest in giving military aid because it provided jobs for American workers.
I declare an interest in this matter, as I am the parliamentary adviser to the Association.
This is the British English definition of interest. View American English definition of interest.