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Want

The absence or deficiency of what is needed or desired.

Want of jurisdiction, for example, is a lack of authority to exercise in a particular manner a power possessed by a tribunal or board.

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Researchers Kyle Smith and Kent Berridge show that two different brain circuits carry out the wanting and liking for the sweet reward, even when both are triggered in the same brain pleasure hot spots.
So later she was making me these big pants and people saw them and started wanting them for their shops.
WANTING THE JOB: "I had no ambition to be President.
Moreover, teachers spend a great deal of time considering their objectives or goals, along with their purpose for wanting to pursue a career in a highly competitive and sparsely rewarded profession.
What that is, if you could do away with the wanting? With the wanting of new cars, new clothes, new CDs, new stereos, new appliances and amusements, new gadgets and gizmos--with the ceaseless, endless torment of stuff?
All of sudden out of the woodwork came the for-profit guys wanting to buy us, and I said, "We just got out of that." They were honest and all, but I've sat on enough public boards to know that the fiduciary responsibility of a public board member is to increase shareholder equity.
They stood uncertainly around the steps, familiar with Nadine's quarrels with her mother and not wanting to draw her mother's attention.
* The group wanting a PFS designation rated the experience requirement as the most significant obstacle.