Definitions

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

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Examples

  • She really wants to go back to the capital and preach there, and thinks if she throws enough money at the church that could happen -- and she's willing to do horrifying things to make money for the church, which is another reason her superiors are reluctant to expel her, because Adona's contributions are so substantial that no bureaucrat really *wants* to question them.

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  • But what are our real wants -- our _wants_, not our _desires_ -- our _real_ wants, not those that are artificial and imaginary?

    Thoughts on Missions

  • I. iii.63 (126,5) [the ripe wants of my friend] _Ripe wants_ are wants

    Notes to Shakespeare — Volume 01: Comedies

  • Benevolence means that the planner *wants* to make the citizens better off but a) it is impossible to know whether any individual planner wants that and certainly whether a group of planners wants that and b) they may want to make the citizens better off by bringing socialism.

    Second Best and Socialist Calculation, Eric Crampton | EconLog | Library of Economics and Liberty

  • "She doesn't 'like' me, she only _wants_ me -- which is a very different thing; wants me for my father's so particularly beautiful position, and my mother's so supremely great people, and for everything we have been and have done, and still are and still have: except of course poor not-at-all-model

    The Outcry

  • Though nobody at the label wants to jinx "Helplessness Blues" by predicting it will be a hit, the label has put considerable muscle into promoting the band.

    The Seattle Times

  • Typically a club challenging for the title wants to play a bunch of stiffs in the final weeks of the season, when its superior skill and greater motivation should make for a routine win.

    Life Is Tough at the Bottom

  • Hillary has more important things to do than listen to a loonatic all Palin wants is free press

    Clinton would 'look forward' to Palin sit down

  • Of course, all McCain wants is some boob bait which he can stamp his name on and wave around in 2008.

    Sound Politics: McCain Channels Goldwater; Moore Channels.....Kucinich?

  • It is an engaging theme, but, of course, the title wants to be spelt properly.

    Once a Week

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