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And though it requires sacrifice, it brings a deeper fulfillment.

There is something in us which requires it, which craves for it.

This inquiry is a matter that requires the greatest secrecy.

Sir, this is a matter that requires some time for close consideration.

Perhaps the letter speaks for itself, and requires no advice.

Leonora feels not—sees not: she requires, she excites no pity.

It requires a special genius, you know, to pack a portmanteau properly.

The Indian rarely needs to hunt for the materials he requires.

His trade is to get work out of men and it requires impudence.

Lady Flo (drily): It requires the inspiration of the moment.

WORD ORIGIN

late 14c., "to ask a question, inquire," from Old French requerre "seek, procure; beg, ask, petition; demand," from Vulgar Latin *requaerere, from Latin requirere "seek to know, ask," from re-, here perhaps meaning "repeatedly" (see re-), + quaerere "ask, seek" (see query (v.)).

The original sense of this word has been taken over by request (v.). Sense of "demand (someone) to do (something)" is from 1751, via the notion of "to ask for imperatively, or as a right" (late 14c.). Related: Required; requiring.

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