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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Need  \Need\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Needed};  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  {Needing}.]  [See  {Need},  n.  Cf  AS  n?dan  to  force,  Goth. 
  nau?jan.] 
  To  be  in  want  of  to  have  cause  or  occasion  for  to  lack;  to 
  require,  as  supply  or  relief. 
 
  Other  creatures  all  day  long  Rove  idle,  unemployed,  and 
  less  need  rest.  --Milton. 
 
  Note:  With  another  verb  need  is  used  like  an  auxiliary, 
  generally  in  a  negative  sentence  expressing  requirement 
  or  obligation,  and  in  this  use  it  undergoes  no  change 
  of  termination  in  the  third  person  singular  of  the 
  present  tense.  ``And  the  lender  need  not  fear  he  shall 
  be  injured.''  --Anacharsis  (Trans.  ). 




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