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Ideas lose themselves as quickly as quail, and one must wing them the minute they rise out of the grass, or they are gone.
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Etymology

From Old French requerre (French: requérir), Vulgar Latin *requærere, from [[w:Template:lang:la language|Template:lang:la]][[Category:Template:lang:la derivations]] requirere.

Verb

Infinitive
to require

Third person singular
requir

Simple past
-

Past participle
-

Present participle
ing

to require (third-person singular simple present requir, present participle ing, simple past and past participle -)
  1. (Have two sense: active or passive) 'Active' creates an obligation, 'passive' do not create an obligation.
    A sandwich requires bread.
    I require a sandwich.
  2. To demand or exact as indispensable; to need.
  3. To ask as a favor; to request.

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