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Needful, 1) requisite, indispensable, necessary: Meas. I, 3, 20. II, 1, 296. II, 2, 24. II, 3, 9. Ado I, 3, 26. LLL II, 25. All's IV, 3, 93. IV, 4, 3. Wint. I, 2, 23. II, 3, 40. John V, 7, 110. H4A IV, 4, 34. H4B IV, 4, 70. H6A IV, 3, 18. H6C IV, 1, 129. IV, 6, 53. H8 II, 4, 231. Tit. V, 1, 39. Rom. IV, 2, 34. Mcb. V, 8, 71. Hml. I, 1, 173. IV, 7, 79. Lr. II, 1, 129. II, 4, 209. Oth. I, 3, 287. Cymb. IV, 3, 8. Per. V, 3, 68.
2) being in want of something, requiring: “with aid of soldiers to this n. war,” H6C II, 1, 147.
3) urgent, important: “leaves unquestioned matters of n. value,” Meas. I, 1, 56 (wanting to be discussed). “give him from me this most n. scroll,” R3 V, 3, 41 (wanting to be delivered). “to our own selves bend we our n. talk,” Troil. IV, 4, 141.
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