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- (archaic) Second-person singular simple present indicative of
1897, John Bennett, Master Skylark:
- "Thou needst na run," he called; "I've not the time to catch thee now.
1900, George MacDonald, Paul Faber, Surgeon:
- Thou needst not love me any more; I care not for thy love.
1904, Mary Johnston, Sir Mortimer:
- 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.
- (archaic) Second-person singular simple present subjunctive of
1594, Christopher Marlowe, The Tragedy of Dido Queene of Carthage:
- 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.