NEED in a Sentence

Learn NEED from example sentences, some of them are from classic books. The app collects 40,000 words and 300,000 sentences. Input your word, you get not only its meaning and example, but also some sentences' contexts in classic literature.

Free Online Vocabulary Test
K12, SAT, GRE, IELTS, TOEFL
Word in Sentence
 Input your word:
Want to search a word in classic works?
Search Classic Quotes
 Meanings and Examples of NEED
Definition Example Sentence Classic Sentence
need
 v.  have to have something, or to want something very much
 n.  anything that is necessary but lacking
Classic Sentence: (210 in 15 pages)
1  I want to learn some new songs, and my children need fitting up for the summer.
Little Women By Louisa May Alcott
Get Context   In CHAPTER ELEVEN
2  "I shall get a nice box of Faber's drawing pencils; I really need them," said Amy decidedly.
Little Women By Louisa May Alcott
Get Context   In CHAPTER ONE
3  I am to be mistress of it, and manage it as I like, with plenty of servants, so I never need work a bit.
Little Women By Louisa May Alcott
Get Context   In CHAPTER THIRTEEN
4  Go to bed and don't talk, for we must be up early and shall need all the sleep we can get.
Little Women By Louisa May Alcott
Get Context   In CHAPTER FIFTEEN
5  You need the exercise, Hannah would enjoy the rest, and John would find his wife again.
Little Women By Louisa May Alcott
Get Context   In CHAPTER THIRTY-EIGHT
6  I really need some music to put me in tune.
Little Women By Louisa May Alcott
Get Context   In CHAPTER THIRTY-EIGHT
7  It's just what you need to bring out the tender womanly half of your nature, Jo.
Little Women By Louisa May Alcott
Get Context   In CHAPTER FORTY-TWO
8  Mothers have need of sharp eyes and discreet tongues when they have girls to manage.
Little Women By Louisa May Alcott
Get Context   In CHAPTER FORTY-TWO
9  I need something of the sort to keep me steady.
Little Women By Louisa May Alcott
Get Context   In CHAPTER FORTY-FOUR
10  I couldn't enjoy myself if I neglected them even for you, so there's no need of hurry or impatience.
Little Women By Louisa May Alcott
Get Context   In CHAPTER FORTY-SIX
11  Rich people's children often need care and comfort, as well as poor.
Little Women By Louisa May Alcott
Get Context   In CHAPTER FORTY-SEVEN
12  But there is no need; as a matter of course he will come to dinner with us.
A Doll's House By Henrik Ibsen
Get Context   In ACT I
13  But he was so ill then--alas, there never was any need to tell him.
A Doll's House By Henrik Ibsen
Get Context   In ACT I
14  Still I think the sick are those who most need taking care of.
A Doll's House By Henrik Ibsen
Get Context   In ACT I
15  Besides, I really don't need any help at all.
A Doll's House By Henrik Ibsen
Get Context   In ACT II
Example Sentence: (210 in 15 pages)
16  I need to deposit five thousand yen in my savings account.
17  Seasonal variations need to be taken into account.
18  They are motivated by a need to achieve.
19  Students need the ability to construct a logical argument.
20  We just need to avoid defeat in our last two matches.
21  You need to touch up the poem.
22  Children's shoes need to be tough.
23  You need to be tough to survive in the jungle.
24  You need to treat this wood for woodworm.
25  I'll need to lop off the lower branches of the tree.
26  I need to fuel up before I begin the trip.
27  No, what I meant was we need to use cheaper materials.
28  We all need variety in our diet.
29  You will need to supply a hard copy version of all files.
30  I don't need someone who sees the good in me.