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Do you still want these old letters?
What do you want for your birthday?
Liz wants to go to the circus.
Her parents didn't want her to marry him.
I wish I knew exactly what they wanted of me.
Mrs. Miller wants the entire house repainted.
We desperately want rain.
You won't want much money on a camping trip.
Thanks again for the book, it's just what I wanted.
Eyelash curlers? Hmm...just what I've always wanted!
"I don't want to seem rude," she said, "but I was hoping to travel on my own."
Without wanting to pry (=don't think I am trying to ask personal questions, but), how long have you been going out with him?
This is the American English definition of want. View British English definition of want.
money, food, or clothes given to poor people
to post a tweet, usually a negative one, that mentions a person without using the @ sign, so that they will not see the message on their Twitter feed …add a word
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