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Definitions of must

  1. be obliged, required, or forced to; " She has to get her driver's license"
  2. the quality of smelling or tasting old or stale or mouldy
  3. be logically necessary
  4. be likely or probable; " They have to be kidding"
  5. highly recommended; " a book that is must reading"
  6. grape juice before or during fermentation
  7. a necessary or essential thing; " seat belts are an absolute must"
  8. To be morally required; to be necessary or essential to a certain quality, character, end, or result; as, he must reconsider the matter; he must have been insane.
  9. The expressed juice of the grape, or other fruit, before fermentation.
  10. Mustiness.
  11. To make musty; to become musty.
  12. The condition of frenzy.
  13. An elephant in must.
  14. To be obliged; to be necessitated; - expressing either physical or moral necessity; as, a man must eat for nourishment; we must submit to the laws.
  15. Being in a condition of dangerous frenzy, usually connected with sexual excitement; - said of adult male elephants which become so at irregular intervals.
  16. Unfermented grape juice.
  17. To make or become moldy and sour.
  18. To be obliged or compelled.
  19. To be obliged physically or morally.
  20. Wine pressed from the grape, but not fermented.
  21. To be compelled or constrained.
  22. To be compelled.
  23. To be necessary.
  24. To make or become musty.
  25. Mustiness; mold.
  26. The expressed unfermented juice of the grape.
  27. To grow mouldy and sour.
  28. To mako mouldy and sour.
  29. Wine from the grape not fermented.
  30. To be obliged or necessitated.
  31. An auxiliary verb which implies necessity on obligation.
  32. The unfermented juice of ripe grapes; new wine.
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Quotes of must

  1. There comes a pause, for human strength will not endure to dance without cessation; and everyone must reach the point at length of absolute prostration. – Lewis Carroll
  2. I must have been 3 years old or less, and I remember paging through these comics, trying to figure out the stories. I couldn't read the words, so I made up my own stories. – Daniel Clowes
  3. We must get the American public to look past the glitter, beyond the showmanship, to the reality, the hard substance of things. And we'll do it not so much with speeches that will bring people to their feet as with speeches that bring people to their senses. – Mario Cuomo
  4. Men's minds must be free, and that means the minds of all, not the minds of a select few. – Mary Barnett Gilson
  5. My mom taught me to go after my dreams. I have this faith in myself that I must have gotten from her. – Amy Jo Johnson
  6. It would be wrong to assume that one must stay with a research programme until it has exhausted all its heuristic power, that one must not introduce a rival programme before everybody agrees that the point of degeneration has probably been reached. – Imre Lakatos
  7. If a foreign country doesn't look like a middle -class suburb of Dallas or Detroit, then obviously the natives must be dangerous as well as badly dressed. – Lewis H. Lapham
  8. You must first have a lot of patience to learn to have patience. – Stanislaw Lec
  9. We must vote for hope, vote for life, vote for a brighter future for all of our loved ones. – Ed Markey
  10. No one should be allowed to make music as if he were made of wood. One must reproduce the musical text exactly, but not play like a stone. – Olivier Messiaen
  11. Healthcare providers will compete to offer the best record of patient safety at the lowest prices. Hospitals and patients will benefit from having accurate information about areas of excellence and areas that must be improved. – Timothy Murphy
  12. There can be no peace in the world so long as a large proportion of the population lack the necessities of life and believe that a change of the political and economic system will make them available. World peace must be based on world plenty. – John Boyd Orr
  13. We are apt to love praise, but not deserve it. But if we would deserve it, we must love virtue more than that. – William Penn
  14. Significant steps have been taken since 9 -11 to protect out country here at home, but much remains to be done, Americans from across the political spectrum must come together to develop the next phase of our efforts to counter global terror. – Warren Rudman
  15. I am beginning to suspect all elaborate and special systems of education. They seem to me to be built up on the supposition that every child is a kind of idiot who must be taught to think. – Anne Sullivan

Usage examples for must

  1. I don't know, I must think. – The Eleven Comedies by Aristophanes et al
  2. I have thought it out, and it must be. – Historical Romances: Under the Red Robe, Count Hannibal, A Gentleman of France by Stanley J. Weyman
  3. Brander must see it so. – The Sea Bride by Ben Ames Williams
  4. You must say what you mean. – Erema My Father's Sin by R. D. Blackmore
  5. Mother must not know. – The Other Girls by Mrs. A. D. T. Whitney
  6. But we must have a talk. – Denzil Quarrier by George Gissing
  7. " Must have got them, all right," said Frank. – The Boy Allies at Jutland by Robert L. Drake
  8. " But why must I come out? – Burr Junior by G. Manville Fenn
  9. " Yet you must said she. – Cynthia Wakeham's Money by Anna Katharine Green
  10. He said he must speak to you alone. – The Gadfly by E. L. Voynich
  11. What must we do? – On the Banks of the Amazon by W.H.G. Kingston
  12. I must I will know it! – Monsieur Lecoq by Emile Gaboriau
  13. Yes, he replied, we most certainly must – Plato's Republic by Plato
  14. Yes, you must you must – The Complete Historical Romances of Georg Ebers by Georg Ebers
  15. It must do me good. – The Dweller on the Threshold by Robert Smythe Hichens
  16. Well, must I tell you? – Don Orsino by F. Marion Crawford
  17. I must have Filippo back. – Phil the Fiddler by Horatio Alger, Jr.
  18. We must find a better way. – Will Warburton by George Gissing
  19. " I must speak to you," he said. – The Time of Roses by L. T. Meade
  20. I must No, we mustn'tforget him. – Captain Dieppe by Anthony Hope

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