What does the word crave mean?

Usage examples for 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 by E. S. Brooks
  2. " I crave thy pardon, Master," says he, humbly. – A Set of Rogues by Frank Barrett
  3. We court disaster, crave the fatal sword. – Pharsalia; Dramatic Episodes of the Civil Wars by Lucan