Definitions

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  • v. Second-person singular simple present form of need.

Etymologies

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need +‎ -est

Examples

  • If thou didst create gods, it was because thou needest them.

    La insistencia de Jürgen Fauth

  • Now say, why art thou come? what needest thou of this land?

    The Suppliants

  • “Have no fear thereof!” says he, “no long while to wait or the bitter sword stand deep in my heart; and no worse needest thou to pray for thyself, for thou wilt not live when I am dead; the days of our two lives shall be few enough from henceforth.”

    The Story of the Volsungs

  • Thou knowest what thou hast to do; good luck is all thou needest now.

    Rhesus

  • Come, thou lazy rascal! thou shalt have the advantage of the ladder to ascend by, though thou needest it no more than a daw to ascend the steeple of the Cathedral of St. Sophia.

    Count Robert of Paris

  • “Alas!” said the preacher, “I have no better earthly refuge for the present than these frowning towers, but I go thither trusting to aid which is not of this earth — But thou, good youth, needest thou trust thyself in this dangerous den?”

    The Monastery

  • Presently he cried out again, “Ho boy, serve up the marinated stew688 with the fatted sand grouse in it;” and he said to my brother, “Up and eat, O my guest, for truly thou art hungry and needest food.”

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

  • I offer myself to thee, for thou needest the service of woman: and if thou have carnal connection with me and know me, thy sickness shall be turned from thee and health return to thee; and thou wilt repent thee of the past for having foresworn the company of women during the days that are now no more.

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

  • Thou needest not care for the barking of dogs, for thou art a Princess, the daughter of a King.

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

  • So we entered but found money scarce with him: however, he gave me a kerchief, saying, ‘Carry it to the bazar and sell it and buy food and what else thou needest.’

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

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