needst

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Etymology[edit]

need +‎ -st

Verb[edit]

needst

  1. (archaic) Second-person singular simple present indicative of need
    • 1897, John Bennett, Master Skylark[1]:
      "Thou needst na run," he called; "I've not the time to catch thee now.
    • 1900, George MacDonald, Paul Faber, Surgeon[2]:
      Thou needst not love me any more; I care not for thy love.
    • 1904, Mary Johnston, Sir Mortimer[3]:
      Through the faintness and the leaden horror that weighed her down she heard Ferne's voice, at first yet monotonous and low, at the last an irrepressible cry of passion: "Now there is no longer troth between us, and all thy days, by summer and by winter, thou mayst listen unabashed to tales of such as I. If I am named to thee, thou needst not blush, for now I have seared away that eve above the river, that morn at Penshurst.
  2. (archaic) Second-person singular simple present subjunctive of need
    • 1594, Christopher Marlowe, The Tragedy of Dido Queene of Carthage[4]:
      If that be all, then cheare thy drooping lookes, For I will furnish thee with such supplies: Let some of those thy followers goe with me, And they shall haue what thing so ere thou needst.

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