in want of


: in the condition of wanting or needing (something)
The house is in want of repairs.

Examples of in want of in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web And for those in want of an in-step crown to match, the year’s wealth of headbands and hair ribbons served, too. Calin Van Paris, Vogue, 31 Dec. 2023 As Noah observes, not every single man is necessarily in want of a wife — but figuring that out is more than half the fun. Ann Hornaday, Washington Post, 1 June 2022 For those in want of an Italian holiday sans aforementioned boot camp, Rome is perfect this time of year. Leena Kim and Hannah Seligson, Town & Country, 17 Mar. 2022 The search for a new party chair was so stymied that in February, Long Island Republicans successfully pushed the vote back a month in want of better candidates. Nicholas Fandos, New York Times, 3 Mar. 2023 Apparently, many assume that a man alone at a beach house must be in want of guests. Marni Jameson, Orlando Sentinel, 21 Oct. 2022 This year’s 79th iteration was no exception, delivering a selection of sleek and stylized beauty moments that had onlookers forgetting summer’s easy air-dries in want of all things prettily polished. Calin Van Paris, Vogue, 1 Sep. 2022 Much of the longing in the eight new episodes that dropped this past weekend takes place between eldest Bridgerton son, Anthony (Jonathan Bailey) — who, having forsworn his rakish ways, has declared himself in want of a wife — and Miss Kate Sharma (Simone Ashley). Katie Rife, Rolling Stone, 29 Mar. 2022 For those in want of both zen and a scene, the hotel also has a beach club, La Réserve à la Plage, a wood and rattan paradise designed by Philippe Starck—and right on famous Pampelonne Beach. Leena Kim and Hannah Seligson, Town & Country, 17 Mar. 2022

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“In want of.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 May. 2024.

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