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‘Require’ as a verb

Below are some examples of sentences from classic literature using the word ‘Require’ as a verb.


It may seem a simple affair to play upon a violin; yet what a long and laborious practice it requires!

From ‘Self-Help’, by Samuel Smiles.

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Riches and rank have no necessary connection with genuine gentlemanly qualities.

From ‘Self-Help’, by Samuel Smiles.

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