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Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.

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The verb want, usually colloquial in use, suggests a feeling of lack or need that imperatively demands fulfillment: People all over the world want peace. Wish implies the feeling of an impulse toward attainment or possession of something; the strength of the feeling may be of greater or lesser intensity: I wish I could go home. Desire, a more formal verb, suggests a strong wish: They desire liberation.

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EXAMPLE SENTENCES FROM THE WEB

I'm concerned that so many people experienced complications, for want of a more inclusive word.
In his research, he and his colleagues have found that when faced with decisions, CEOs rarely give weight to the wants and needs of stakeholders, largely because there is little value or profit incentive to do so.
Every buyer has their own list of wants, needs, and must not have’s in their head.
You can paint a spoon any color you want and go crazy with experimental patterns.
We think it’s our responsibility to make room for others and to use our privilege to create the change we want to see.
Now first we shall want our pupil to understand, speak, read and write the mother tongue well.
THE SALVAGING OF CIVILISATIONH. G. (HERBERT GEORGE) WELLS
The sailors sometimes use it to fry their meat, for want of butter, and find it agreeable enough.
It will be a busy session; and I want to see if I can't become a useful public man.
ELSTER'S FOLLYMRS. HENRY WOOD
Do you want the marriage of your daughter with the rich and Honourable Harry broken?
I want to see the sort of thing happening to schools that has already happened to many sorts of retail shops.
THE SALVAGING OF CIVILISATIONH. G. (HERBERT GEORGE) WELLS

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