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needs

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wants

the physical, psychological and social requirements of human beings. The identification of consumer needs and the development and MARKETING of appropriate products to satisfy these needs lies at the heart of all business activity. See BUYER BEHAVIOUR, NEW PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT, OCCUPATIONAL PSYCHOLOGY, HUMAN RELATIONS, SOCIOLOGY OF WORK.
Collins Dictionary of Business, 3rd ed. © 2002, 2005 C Pass, B Lowes, A Pendleton, L Chadwick, D O’Reilly and M Afferson
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When I was alone, writing or studying, I had no need for it.
Then, again, there is the situation of the city--to find a place where nothing need be imported is well-nigh impossible.
To create itself freedom, and give a holy Nay even unto duty: for that, my brethren, there is need of the lion.
"Kings and queens sell their jewels when times are hard or they get turned off their thrones, and no one thinks it anything amiss, so why need you?
Like the cattle, they knew of no enemies and provided against no needs. And their end was the same.
And yet there is nothing strained, no peering through telescopes to find new worlds or magnify the old; the eyes need only be lifted for a moment, and the great power is not the power of sight, but sympathy.
"Have you ever heard of the--would you like, or I mean--do you need any soap?" queried Rebecca
Don't be afraid of any one." The mother says, "Never do anything that you need be ashamed of, Algernon, and then you never need be ashamed of anything you do," and, beaming mildly at him, seems surprised at the clearness of her own logic.
There were no stairs in their houses, because they did not need them, but on a level surface they generally walked just as we do.
'There is no need.' Kim had completely overlooked the necessity for a little patter-talk.
You needed them; I know that from Thedora herself, and it will always be a particular pleasure to me to gratify you in anything.
For while the mind of man looketh upon second causes scattered, it may sometimes rest in them, and go no further; but when it beholdeth the chain of them, confederate and linked together, it must needs fly to Providence and Deity.