feel the need


: to have a strong feeling that one must have or do something
I felt a need to take control of the situation.
I feel the need to try again.
drivers who feel the need for speed

Examples of feel the need in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Why dictators feel the need to stage an election is sometimes mysterious. Jay Nordlinger, National Review, 5 Apr. 2024 Even those not running campaigns feel the need to charm everyone else. Shirley Li, The Atlantic, 3 Apr. 2024 Why ‘Pick-Me’ Behavior Might Occur The obvious question for any parent is why a child would feel the need to act this way, especially since the behavior is looked down upon by peers, and may lead to bullying and ostracization. Melissa Willets, Parents, 28 Mar. 2024 The advantage in shooting a 10 is so narrow that many hunters don’t feel the need to tote a heavier gun (most modern 10 gauges are between 9 and 12 pounds). Joe Genzel, Outdoor Life, 28 Mar. 2024 But the Hyperdub founder doesn’t feel the need to outdo what he’s already built. Arielle Lana Lejarde, Rolling Stone, 26 Mar. 2024 When gossip about Kate’s health started in January, the palace didn’t feel the need to bat down rumors. Allison Morrow, CNN, 20 Mar. 2024 Like most fire signs, Aries are highly independent and won’t feel the need to be tied down. Katie Mannion, Peoplemag, 19 Mar. 2024 To offset their extreme volume, keep everything above the waist more fitted, and don’t feel the need to go overboard on layers or accessories. Jake Henry Smith, Glamour, 18 Mar. 2024

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“Feel the need.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/feel%20the%20need. Accessed 20 May. 2024.

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