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- adj. sought-after; popular; coveted
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- n. in request; being much sought after.
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- adj. greatly desired
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Rather than rely upon actually selling jugs of the stuff, he authored the perpetually out-of-print and consistently in demand book Me and My Likker and set out on a mission of bizarre celebrity.
To counteract these problems and to respond to a surge in demand in the 1950s, Toyota began to establish a new, lean-production approach to components supply.
Warrie had just started the first grade when he became in demand for television commercials.
According to Dr. Birol, if oil demand remains steady, the world would have to find the equivalent of four Saudi Arabias to maintain production and six Saudi Arabias if it is to keep up with the expected increase in demand between now and 2030.111
Whatever Tess's reasoning, some spirit had induced her to dress herself up neatly as she had formerly done, and come out into the fields, harvest-hands being greatly in demand just then.
Black Sam, upon this, scratched his woolly pate, which, if it did not contain very profound wisdom, still contained a great deal of a particular species much in demand among politicians of all complexions and countries, and vulgarly denominated "knowing which side the bread is buttered;" so, stopping with grave consideration, he again gave a hitch to his pantaloons, which was his regularly organized method of assisting his mental perplexities.
It was once much used for carving, and is still in demand for sounding-boards of piano-fortes and panels of carriages, and for various uses for which toughness and flexibility are required.
The first two were in demand for the lumbermen's shanties, and the last went to Montreal for export.
The sudden surge in demand from commercial airlines was to a large extent the result of a decision made by the Aeronautics Ministry in 1973 to introduce a three-tier airline network in Brazil.
By now, he was in demand both in the fleet and at the Navy Ministry, which kept him on shore by making him director of the Torpedo Inspectorate.