crave (v.) Old form(s): craue , craues , crauing , crav'd
need, demand, require
1H6 II.iii.28[Messenger to Talbot, of the Countess] my lady craves / To know the cause of your abrupt departure
1H6 II.iii.76[Talbot to Countess] Nor other satisfaction do I crave / But only ... that we may / Taste of your wine and see what cates you have
1H6 III.iii.37[Burgundy to all] Who craves a parley with the Burgundy?
1H6 IV.i.84[King to Vernon and Basset] wherefore crave you combat, or with whom?
1H6 V.iii.130[Suffolk to Margaret, of Reignier] We'll crave a parley to confer with him
2H4 II.iii.68[Northumberland to Lady Percy and Lady Northumberland, of going to Scotland] There am I, / Till time and vantage crave my company
2H6 III.i.288[Cardinal to all, of rebellion in Ireland] A breach that craves a quick expedient stop!
Cym IV.ii.362[Lucius to disguised Innogen] Inform us of thy fortunes, for it seems / They crave to be demanded
E3 II.i.140[King Edward to Lodowick] wherefore talk'st thou of a period / To that which craves unended admiration?
E3 III.iii.45[King Edward to Prince Edward, of King John being ready for battle] He shall be welcome; that's the thing we crave
JC II.i.15[Brutus alone, of Caesar] It is the bright day that brings forth the adder, / And that craves wary walking
KL II.i.127.1[Regan to Gloucester, of his counsel] Which craves the instant use
KL IV.ii.82[Messenger to Gonerill] This letter, madam, craves a speedy answer
LLL II.i.31[Princess to Boyet] the daughter of the King of France, / On serious business craving quick dispatch, / Importunes personal conference with his grace
Luc.1295[Lucrece, of her letter] The cause craves haste, and it will soon be writ
MM IV.iv.8[Angelo to Escalus] if any crave redress of injustice, they should exhibit their petitions in the street [or: sense 1]
MV IV.i.203[Shylock to Duke] I crave the law
Per I.iv.81[Cleon to Lord, of the ships] Go tell their general we attend him here, / To know for what he comes and whence he comes / And what he craves
R2 II.ii.44[Queen Isabel to Green, of King Richard] his designs crave haste
RJ III.iii.5[Romeo to Friar Laurence] What sorrow craves acquaintance at my hand / That I yet know not?
RJ IV.i.69[Friar Laurence to Juliet]I do spy a kind of hope, / Which craves as desperate an execution / As that is desperate which we would prevent
TC II.ii.174[Hector to all] Nature craves / All dues be rendered to their owners
Tem V.i.116[Alonso to Prospero, of the happenings] This must crave ... a most strange story
Tim II.ii.233[Timon to Flavius, of Ventidius repaying a debt] which craves to be remembered / With those five talents
TN III.i.59[Viola as Cesario alone, of Feste] This fellow is wise enough to play the fool; / And to do that well craves a kind of wit
TNK I.i.191[Hippolyta to Theseus] Did I not by th'abstaining of my joy ... cure their surfeit / That craves a present medicine, I should pluck / All ladies' scandal on me
TNK I.iii.28[Emilia to Hippolyta, of exercises] craving seriousness and skill
TNK II.i.145[Arcite to Palamon] envy of ill men / Crave our acquaintance
TNK V.iii.64[Emilia to herself, of Palamon and Arcite] [they] might / Omit a ward or forfeit an offence / Which craved that very time
TS II.i.179[Petruchio alone] I'll crave the day / When I shall ask the banns, and when be married [i.e. beg to know the day]
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