Definitions

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  • adv. In a needy manner.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adv. In a needy condition or manner; necessarily.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Necessarily; of necessity.
  • In a needy manner; in want or poverty.

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Examples

  • I'm not an assassination buff, so by the time we are delving into the motives and whereabouts of suspects 7 and 8, I'm needily eyeing one of the many cappuccino places we pass on the way to our final destination, Lafayette Square.

    Reenactors turn history into theater across D.C. area

  • I love my dead as fiercely and needily as I ever loved them when they were alive, but without hope.

    the dark horse

  • So although there was not a lot of sleep to be had – if one child slept, the other was determined to remain loudly, needily awake, for the entire duration of our stay – there was respite, and that respite was sweet.

    The Sound Of A Mental Health Break | Her Bad Mother

  • What will I do when there are no more little arms stretching out to me, needily wanting “UP”?

    Flight | Her Bad Mother

  • So although there was not a lot of sleep to be had - if one child slept, the other was determined to remain loudly, needily awake, for the entire duration of our stay - there was respite, and that respite was sweet.

    Archive 2008-06-29

  • What will I do when there are no more little arms stretching out to me, needily wanting "UP"?

    Flight

  • HARRIS: A kettle full of cash for needily families.

    CNN Transcript Dec 13, 2007

  • I scoop her up and carry her through to my bedroom, where we sit on my scarlet bed and I hug her needily, in silence, nose buried in blonde corkscrew curls, while Mr Frog starts unpacking his holdall.

    wolf

  • Paradise, for to work there, not to labour needily, but in delighting and recreating him, and that he should keep Paradise.

    The Golden Legend, vol. 1

  • "That is fear to me," she says needily, opening a fresh white blank page, "It means no one wants me."

    The Guardian World News

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