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Usage examples for indispensable

  1. Since dress was an important matter in the Colony, the looking- glass was indispensable. – Domestic Life in Virginia in the Seventeenth Century Jamestown 350th Anniversary Historical Booklet Number 17 by Annie Lash Jester
  2. " These misfortunes," he wrote, " had no other cause than the neglect of our chief of the most indispensable precautions relative to the health of the men. – Terre Napoleon A history of French explorations and projects in Australia by Ernest Scott
  3. Guide books are indispensable, but they give the imagination no stimulus. – The Critic in the Orient by George Hamlin Fitch
  4. It is not necessary to say anything more than has been already said upon the first two of these four points, but upon the latter two a few words are indispensable. – The Ascent of the Matterhorn by Edward Whymper
  5. The ice near the shore had evidently been moved, the river having risen a foot or two, in consequence of the wind and the thaw, and there was a sort of icy wave cast up near the land, over which it was indispensable to pass, in order to get fairly on the river. – Satanstoe by James Fenimore Cooper
  6. May Heaven give him the power and patience indispensable to the artist, if he would be born again and become a man above the gifts of men. – The Goose Man by Jacob Wassermann
  7. " I shouldn't have imagined the latter was indispensable," laughed Evelyn. – Vane of the Timberlands by Harold Bindloss
  8. But even this is not enough:- Among those subjects and exercises in which all the children in a school may be equally interested, there are many which are neither equally useful, nor equally indispensable. – A Practical Enquiry into the Philosophy of Education by James Gall
  9. To do thorough and satisfactory work in physiology in our higher schools a compound microscope is almost indispensable. – A Practical Physiology by Albert F. Blaisdell
  10. Henceforward it will be as indispensable to every intelligent visitor to the 'City of Flowers' as Mr. Hare's is for 'The Eternal City. – Walks in Rome by Augustus J.C. Hare
  11. But she was never absent from his thought, his imagination was wholly captive to her image, and the passion grew in these hours of absence until she became an indispensable associate in all that he was or could ever hope to be. – That Fortune by Charles Dudley Warner Last Updated: February 22, 2009
  12. Right now, you are Fenris's Indispensable Man. – Four-Day Planet by Henry Beam Piper
  13. As virtue, what she called virtue, was the one thing indispensable to women, so was truth the one thing indispensable to men. – An Eye for an Eye by Anthony Trollope
  14. It isn't indispensable to their welfare. – Atlantis by Gerhart Hauptmann
  15. It is indispensable to a correct judgment of the results of the experiment to understand in what temper it was entered upon by the parties. – The Anti-Slavery Examiner, Omnibus by American Anti-Slavery Society
  16. He is, in the circumstances, indispensable, I cannot banish him merely to please you. – The Unwilling Vestal by Edward Lucas White
  17. It was his atmosphere rather than his words- though he did drop words, but not many or really in bad taste- that made him appear the one indispensable person in the house. – Aurora the Magnificent by Gertrude Hall
  18. Now when we reach this other world it is certain that we shall at first be completely at a loss there, as all that we here regard as indispensable conditions of existence will there be lacking. – Mrs. Piper & the Society for Psychical Research by Michael Sage
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