urgent need

See: exigency
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As the green and white lady took leave of the Princess she gave her a nut, desiring her only to open it in the most urgent need.
It is an old wooden building in urgent need of repairs.
Close behind him were two more--fifty yards perhaps--but the distance gave me time to snatch up the dead guardsman's shield, for the close call his hatchet had just given me had borne in upon me the urgent need I had for one.
That day the scattered multitudes began to realise the urgent need of provisions.
The duke saw that he had not controlled himself as he ought, but at that moment, as if he had listened at the door and comprehended the urgent need of diverting La Ramee's ideas, Grimaud entered and made a sign to La Ramee that he had something to say to him.
He had an urgent need of consolation, and the temptation to see Mildred was irresistible.
On that head I am not quite certain," answered Don Quixote, "and the matter being doubtful, pending better information, I say thou mayest change them, if so be thou hast urgent need of them.
Ethan felt that if he had pleaded an urgent need Hale might have made shift to pay him; but pride, and an instinctive prudence, kept him from resorting to this argument.
But he swiftly dismissed the kaleidoscope of memory, oppressed by the urgent need of the present.
The blind Will to Power in nature therefore stands in urgent need of direction by man.
From what he said to my lady, while I was in the room at breakfast-time, he appeared to think that Miss Rachel-- if the suspense about the Moonstone was not soon set at rest-- might stand in urgent need of the best medical advice at our disposal.
I gathered from their signs that someone had urgent need of my medical services, and I followed the chief to one of his huts.