crave

Part of speech: verb

To beg for; long for.

Part of speech: verb

To desire or entreat humbly or seriously; with for.

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Usage examples "crave":

  1. " And the better to secure this and the more firmly to cement it, Eccellenza," said the ambassador, " my lord and master the king doth crave from your puissant state the hand, of some high- born damsel of the Republic as that of his loving and acknowledged queen." - "Historic Girls", E. S. Brooks.
  2. " I crave thy pardon, Master," says he, humbly. - "A Set of Rogues", Frank Barrett.
  3. We court disaster, crave the fatal sword. - "Pharsalia; Dramatic Episodes of the Civil Wars", Lucan.