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.
See also: crying, need

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.
He has left us at a time when the world is in a crying need of the values he practiced and symbolised," said Badal in a statement.
'THERE is an urgent and crying need to recognise certain factors which...
A national consensus is the crying need of the hour.
It seems that there is a crying need to pull attention and resources off opposition politicians and devote them to terrorists.
There is a crying need now, more than ever before, for ethical business practices, mentorship and safeguarding of our rights from defaulting clients and unscrupulous media practices.
It may be pertinent to point out that hereafter, onus of his continued poor performance may shift squarely on Imran Khan for keeping him undeservedly in office of CM Punjab despite crying need of his ouster.
Hoping for a positive anticipation by the concerned authorities in the crying need of my area.
He said that in the present situation, the religious parties unity was the crying need of the hour.
I saw a crying need for a voice advocating recreational fishing, and in 1969 founded Florida Sportsman.
'The basic point we are trying to achieve is to be able to find a way to enhance our energy security, to solve our crying need for energy,' he said.
"The basic point we're trying to achieve is to find a way to be able to enhance our energy security, to solve our crying need for energy in a way that we can achieve it with a peaceful and diplomatic solution so that we can finally explore and develop the resources that belong to us and avoid making it a source of conflict," he said.
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.