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  • v. Third-person singular simple present indicative form of want.


From want +‎ -eth, the archaic third-person singular present tense suffix (Wiktionary)


  • I say, when you can prove, That God hath made water baptism that wall, and that the stress of the after eighteen charges lie wholly and only in that; then you may, time enough, call my language such as wanteth charity: but I question though that was granted, whether your saying, I RAGE, will be justified in the day of judgment.

    Works of John Bunyan — Volume 02

  • Thy navel is like a round goblet, which wanteth not liquor.


  • Then he continued, It wanteth three hours yet to prayer time; but I do not wish to be in doubt upon this matter; nay, I must know the moment exactly, for truly,

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

  • She entereth the garden by the private wicket of the palace which leadeth thereto; and thou must know that it wanteth now but a month to the time of her going forth.

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

  • For as a child wants the judgement to dissent from counsel given him, and is thereby necessitated to take the advice of them, or him, to whom he is committed; so an assembly wanteth the liberty to dissent from the counsel of the major part, be it good or bad.


  • Excommunication therefore, when it wanteth the assistance of the civil power, as it doth when a Christian state or prince is excommunicate by a foreign authority, is without effect, and consequently ought to be without terror.


  • The legislator known, and the laws either by writing or by the light of nature sufficiently published, there wanteth yet another very material circumstance to make them obligatory.


  • It is a weak sovereign that has weak subjects; and a weak people whose sovereign wanteth power to rule them at his will.


  • For it has been already shown that nothing the sovereign representative can do to a subject, on what pretence soever, can properly be called injustice or injury; because every subject is author of every act the sovereign doth, so that he never wanteth right to any thing, otherwise than as he himself is the subject of


  • They make great account of many senseless things, esteeming them as a great part of their treasure, statues, pictures, and such like movables, dear bought, and so cunningly wrought, as nothing but speech wanteth in them, [238] and yet they hate living persons speaking to them.

    Anatomy of Melancholy


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