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Crave, 1) to beg, to demand (the person or thing wished for being the object): “so offers he to give what she did c.” Ven. 88. “a beggar's orts to c.” Lucr. 985. “at your hand the account of hours to c.” Sonn. 58, 3. Pilgr. 139. Wiv. IV, 4, 90. Meas. II, 2, 14. IV, 1, 22. IV, 2, 170. IV, 4, 10. V, 431. V, 431 V, 431 Err. I, 2, 26. LLL V, 1, 123. Merch. IV, 1, 206. Shr. V, 2, 152. John II, 234. H5 I, 1, 92. II, 4, 66. H6A I, 1, 159. I, 4, 32. II, 3, 13. II, 3, 13 III, 3, 37. IV, 1, 84. IV, 1, 84 V, 3, 105. V, 3, 105 H6C II, 1, 208. III, 1, 30. III, 1, 30 III, 3, 32. III, 3, 32 R3 II, 2, 106. H8 I, 4, 71. Cor. II, 3, 121. III, 1, 65. III, 1, 65 Tit. V, 1, 159. Rom. I, 5, 113. II, 2, 190. III, 3, 5. Tim. I, 2, 63. Mcb. I, 2, 59. IV, 3, 20. Hml. IV, 4, 3 (Ff claims). Lr. I, 1, 197. Oth. I, 3, 237. Ant. II, 5, 98. Per, I, 4, 81. II, 1, 11. II, 3, 47. -- Followed by an inf.: “when ladies c. to be encountered,” H6A II, 2, 46. II, 3, 29. R2 I, 3, 53. Tim. II, 2, 237. Cymb. IV, 2, 362. Per. V, 1, 5. by a clause: “and c. I may have liberty to venge this wrong,” H6A III, 4, 41. Ant. II, 6, 58. “nature --s all dues be rendered to their owners,” Troil. II, 2, 173. -- Of before the person of whom something is asked: “I --d nothing of thee,” Pilgr. 140. Pilgr. 140 Tw. II, 1, 5. H6B IV, 5, 4. H6C IV, 6, 8. Ant. III, 12, 17. -- Absolutely: “you said you could not beg. I did but c.” Per. II, 1, 91.
2) to ask for, to demand to know: “if she deny to wed, I'll c. the day when I shall ask the banns,” Shr. II, 180. “--ing your opinion of my title,” H6B II, 2, 4.
3) to require: “the cause --s haste,” Lucr. 1295. “this must c. a most strange story,” Tp. V, 116. “business --ing quick despatch,” LLL II, 31. “to do that well --s a kind of wit,” Tw. III, 1, 68. “his designs c. haste,” R2 II, 2, 44. “till time and vantage c. my company,” H4B II, 3, 68. “a breach that --s a quick expedient stop,” H6B III, 1, 288. “that --s wary walking,” Caes. II, 1, 15. “cause of state --ing us jointly,” Mcb. III, 1, 34. Cor. III, 2, 33. IV, 1, 8. Rom. IV, 1, 69. Lr. II, 1, 130. IV, 2, 82.
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