in need


: in a condition of needing something (such as the things one needs to live)
a charity that raises money for women and children in need

Examples of in need in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Rarely has a political party been more desperately in need of a leader who can calm the waters, unify the feuding factions and charm the money men and women. Michelle Cottle, The Mercury News, 4 Apr. 2024 If passengers find themselves in need of mental health support during a cruise, some lines do have resources available. USA TODAY, 4 Apr. 2024 The United Nations says that at least 5.5 million Haitians are currently in need of humanitarian assistance, which has become an increasingly daunting task given the ongoing gunfire and disorder. Michael Wilner, Miami Herald, 4 Apr. 2024 Women in need of reproductive care throughout the region now face a choice between putting their lives at risk or traveling hundreds or thousands of miles to get care. Weijia Jiang, CBS News, 2 Apr. 2024 Raising more than $2 million, the funds will allow the organization to continue to support young individuals in need across the Tri-State area. Nicholas Rice, Peoplemag, 31 Mar. 2024 Catholic Charities is a nationwide organization that strives to provide for those who are in need of basic life materials and services. The Courier-Journal, 29 Mar. 2024 Carolina has the 33rd and 39th picks in this year’s draft and are in need of a center — something Barton did as a freshman before getting called over to left tackle because of his pass protecting prowess. Alex Zietlow, Charlotte Observer, 29 Mar. 2024 Archway Homes buys properties in any condition: pretty houses needing little to no repair, houses needing everything repaired from leaking roofs to bad foundations, cluttered houses, or houses in need of cosmetic updating. Archway Homes, Kansas City Star, 24 Mar. 2024

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“In need.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 15 Apr. 2024.

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