wants


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wants

see NEEDS.

wants

the desire for GOODS and SERVICES. The attempt to satisfy wants forms the basis of all economic activity. Wants are expressed in the market place not by need or desire but by the willingness and ability to actually purchase the good or service in DEMAND. See ECONOMICS.
References in classic literature ?
Wants to read 'em, like enough; it ain't likely he wants to eat
I want someone to love me and I want to love someone," she wrote.
That confused her so that in the end she did not want to be kissed.
A voice came from within and asked her, 'Where do you come from, and where do you want to go?
But the maid did not want money, and asked that she should sleep again by the Prince's door.
Besides, he who abounds in money often wants necessary food; and it is impossible to say that any person is in good circumstances when with all his possessions he may perish with hunger.
We have now considered that art of money-getting which is not necessary, and have seen in what manner we became in want of it; and also that which is necessary, which is different from it; for that economy which is natural, and whose object is to provide food, is not like this unlimited in its extent, but has its bounds.
But he did, Nancy," she nodded, "only I reckon even he didn't want to--ALL the time.
She did not want strife, she blamed him for wanting to quarrel, but unconsciously put herself into an attitude of antagonism.
Then, as we have many wants, and many persons are needed to supply them, one takes a helper for one purpose and another for another; and when these partners and helpers are gathered together in one habitation the body of inhabitants is termed a State.
Emma was gratified, and would soon have shewn no want of words, if the sound of Mrs.
I know what people are, and I don't want to have anybody talking.