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Need, vb. (3d pers. pres. needs; need only in Gent. II, 1, 158. III, 1, 311. III, 1, 311 Err. III, 2, 15. Ado I, 1, 318. H4A III, 3, 17. H4B I, 3, 78. IV, 1, 114. H6B IV, 2, 64; never when governing an accusative. In Lr. II, 4, 266 Ff. n., Qq --s. --eth in Lucr. 31. Impf. “--ed:” Shr. IV, 3, 8. Lr. I, 2, 32. Partic. “--ed:” Mcb. V, 3, 33. Partic. and gerund “--ing:” Sonn. 118, 8. Pilgr. 268). 1) to want, to lack, to require; absol.: “it flows over on all that n.” Ant. V, 2, 25. With an accus.: “truth --s no colour,” Sonn. 101, 6. “that you did painting n.” 83, 1. “nor n. I tallies,” 122, 10. “--s no defence,” Pilgr. 110. “if you should n. a pin,” Meas. II, 2, 45. LLL II, 14. IV, 3, 239. IV, 3, 239 V, 2, 21. Mids. V, 363. Merch. I, 3, 115. As Epil. Merch. I, 3, 115 Shr. V, 1, 4. Shr. V, 1, 4 Wint. II, 1, 155. Wint. II, 1, 155 John IV, 2, 179. R2 III, 2, 176. V, 6, 38. H4A I, 3, 20. II, 2, 74. III, 1, 88. V, 3, 35. V, 4, 10. H4B I, 2, 87. II, 2, 112. H6A V, 1, 191. H6B I, 2, 100. I, 3, 153. H6C V, 4, 49. R3 I, 4, 224. III, 2, 115. H8 V, 4, 45. Troil. I, 2, 93. Cor. II, 3, 209. IV, 5, 248. V, 1, 34. Tit. I, 299. Rom. III, 5, 176. IV, 3, 6. V, 1, 50. Tim. I, 1, 101. I, 2, 70. Caes. II, 1, 123. Caes. II, 1, 123 III, 2, 51. Mcb. III, 3, 2 (he --s not our mistrust == we n. not mistrust him). V, 1, 82. V, 3, 33. Hml. III, 2, 217. IV, 2, 21. Lr. II, 1, 117. II, 4, 264. II, 4, 264 IV, 1, 81. Oth. III, 1, 51. Ant. III, 13, 49. Ant. III, 13, 49 Cymb. II, 4, 66. Per. III, 3, 23. V, 1, 259.
Followed by an inf. with or without to: “I was as virtuously given as a gentleman n. to be,” H4A III, 3, 17. “what thing, in honour, had my father lost, that n. to be revived and breathed in me?” H4B IV, 1, 114. “you n. but plead your honourable privilege,” All's IV, 5, 95. “thou --est but keep that countenance,” Cymb. III, 4, 14. Everywhere else negatively; with to: “then n. I not to fear the worst,” Sonn. 92, 5. Wiv. II, 2, 132. Meas. II, 1, 247. Mids. V, 364. Shr. I, 1, 61. All's III, 5, 27. All's III, 5, 27 IV, 3, 309. V, 2, 11. Tw. I, 5, 6. Wint. IV, 4, 426. R2 III, 4, 17. H4B III, 2, 125. Rom. III, 5, 16. Per. I, 3, 11. what n. I my body to anatomize? H4B Ind. Per. I, 3, 11 “what --s your grace to be protector?” H6B I, 3, 121. “what shall I n. to draw my sword?” Cymb. III, 4, 34. Without to: “you n. not fear,” Ven. 1083. “I n. not fear to die,” Lucr. 1052. Tp. III, 3, 43. Gent. I, 3, 17. II, 4, 85. III, 1, 314. Meas. I, 1, 64. I, 2, 111. Err. III, 2, 187. LLL IV, 3, 201. Merch. I, 2, 109. III, 5, 33. All's II, 3, 225. Wint. II, 2, 58. R2 II, 3, 81. H4A IV, 4, 21. H4B I, 3, 78. H5 IV, 7, 118. H6A V, 2, 17. V, 3, 105. H6B IV, 2, 64. H6C V, 4, 70. R3 III, 1, 148. Cor. I, 1, 45. III, 3, 76. IV, 6, 1. Tim. III, 4, 39. III, 6, 83. Hml. III, 1, 187. “what --est thou wound with cunning?” Sonn. 139, 7. “what n. a man care for a stock?” Gent. III, 1, 311. Wiv. V, 5, 202. Err. III, 2, 15. Wint. II, 1, 161. John IV, 1, 76. H4A V, 1, 129. H8 II, 4, 127. Troil. III, 2, 42. Tim. I, 2, 99. Mcb. IV, 1, 82. V, 1, 42. Per. I, 4, 77. II Prol. 16. An inf. understood, not expressed: what n. she? (viz write) Gent. II, 1, 158. “she -- s not,” V, 2, 21. Wiv. I, 4, 91. John III, 1, 320. H5 III, 7, 118. H6C I, 2, 65. Caes. II, 1, 279.
Followed by a clause: “who never --ed that I should entreat,” Shr. IV, 3, 8.
By of: “we n. no more of your advice,” Wint. II, 1, 168. “what should you n. of more?” Lr. II, 4, 241.
2) to want, not to have, to be without: “their gross painting might be better used where cheeks n. blood,” Sonn. 82, 14. “and much I n. to help you, if need were,” R3 III, 7, 166. --ing == wanting: “heart is bleeding, all help --ing,” Pilgr. 268.
3) to be wanted, to be requisite, to be necessary: “to be diseased ere that there was true --ing,” Sonn. 118, 8. “so much as it --s,” Mcb. V, 2, 29. Negatively: “it shall not n.” Err. V, 390. “to prove that true --s no more but one tongue,” H4A I, 3, 96. “it --s not,” H6C I, 4, 125. “there --s no such apology,” R3 III, 7, 104. “there -- s none,” Tim. I, 2, 18. “there --s no ghost,” Hml. I, 5, 125. “what --s a second striking?” Ven. 250. “what --eth then apologies be made?” Lucr. 31. “what --s your mum?” Wiv. V, 2, 9. “what --s all that?” Err. III, 1, 60. “what n. the bridge much broader than the flood?” Ado I, 1, 318. “what --s these hands?” Wint. II, 3, 127. “what n. these tricks?” Troil. V, 1, 14. “what n. these feasts?” Tim. I, 2, 248. “what --ed then that terrible dispatch,” Lr. I, 2, 32. “what n. one?” II, 4, 266 (Qq --s). “what --s this iteration?” Oth. V, 2, 150. “what --s more words?” Ant. II, 7, 132.
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