crying need

a crying need

A critical need for someone or something. I decided to join the Red Cross because there is a crying need for medical workers in underdeveloped countries.
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crying need (for someone or something)

Fig. a definite or desperate need for someone or something. There is a crying need for someone to come in and straighten things out. All the people in that area have a crying need for a local hospital.
See also: crying, need
References in classic literature ?
Her cleanness and purity had reacted upon him, and he felt in his being a crying need to be clean.
It was a time, according to a noticeable article in the "Pioneer," when the crying needs of the country might well counteract a reluctance to public action on the part of men whose minds had from long experience acquired breadth as well as concentration, decision of judgment as well as tolerance, dispassionateness as well as energy-- in fact, all those qualities which in the melancholy experience of mankind have been the least disposed to share lodgings.
The governor stated that technology was crying need of every era, adding that it was advancing with each passing day.
G t do cons "The reality is there was a view taken, that there was a crying need for a second row in Munster.
The crying need of the moment is political stability.
There is a crying need for the weeding out of the many rotten members of the police force.
In a universe of indigent and undertreated humans, there is a crying need for some form of intervention.
Separately, in agriculture, drip irrigation systems - which enable farmers to cut water use by 40-50 per cent - are not just fulfilling the country's crying need to save water, but also earning a bonanza for their manufacturers.
At its outset, NOORo is an elegant achievement, because it helps answer the crying need for increased access to basic energy services for the citizens of Africa, at the same time that it breaks ground on low-carbon and sustainable energy use.
I do think there is a crying need for a comprehensive report on th nation's health so we can all consider whether the priorities are in the right place.
12 -- As we disussed last week, there is a crying need for India to build network infrastructure if the government is really serious of making the Digital India program successful.
There is a crying need to prioritize things on the professional front.
There is a crying need for more covered bus shelters.
There is a crying need for coordinated action in helping families to meet the basic needs of children, Travers noted, according to a (http://tvnz.