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Definitions of necessary

  1. anything indispensable; " food and shelter are necessities of life"; " the essentials of the good life"; " allow farmers to buy their requirements under favorable conditions"; " a place where the requisites of water fuel and fodder can be obtained"
  2. absolutely essential
  3. unavoidably determined by prior circumstances; " the necessary consequences of one's actions"
  4. Such as must be; impossible to be otherwise; not to be avoided; inevitable.
  5. Impossible to be otherwise, or to be dispensed with, without preventing the attainment of a desired result; indispensable; requiste; essential.
  6. A privy; a water- closet.
  7. Such things, in respect to infants, lunatics, and married women, as are requisite for support suitable to station.
  8. Acting from necessity or compulsion; involuntary; - opposed to free; as, whether man is a necessary or a free agent is a question much discussed.
  9. A thing that is necessary or indispensable to some purpose; something that one can not do without; a requisite; an essential; - used chiefly in the plural; as, the necessaries of life.
  10. That can not be otherwise; not to be done without; essential; indispensable; as, food is necessary to life; not to be avoided.
  11. A thing which can not be done without.
  12. Necessarily.
  13. Needful: unavoidable: indispensable: not free.
  14. A requisite- used chiefly in pl.
  15. Indispensable; unavoidable.
  16. Something indispensable.
  17. Being such that it must exist, occur, or be true; essential; unavoidable.
  18. Something necessary; an essential requisite.
  19. That must be or cannot be otherwise; indispensable; essential; inevitable; acting from necessity.
  20. Something necessary; a domestic convenience.
  21. That cannot be otherwise; inevitable; essential; acting from necessity or compulsion; decisive by logical consequences.
  22. Something indispensable; an essential.
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Quotes of necessary

  1. Without contraries is no progression. Attraction and repulsion, reason and energy, love and hate, are necessary to human existence. – William Blake
  2. Change is tough, people don't like it, but it is necessary Take two aspirins and call me in the morning. – Christopher Bond
  3. There are things we can all do to help, including carpooling and traveling only when necessary in order to save gas during this time. However, there is also something more important which we can all do: buy only the gas which you need. – Jo Bonner
  4. I only storyboard scenes that require special effects, where it is necessary to communicate through pictures. – John Boorman
  5. But you do have to start young as a dancer if you're going to achieve the physical skills necessary – Deborah Bull
  6. Young people should be helped, sheltered, ignored, and clubbed of necessary – Al Capp
  7. The belief in a supernatural source of evil is not necessary men alone are quite capable of every wickedness. – Joseph Conrad
  8. Prudence and compromise are necessary means, but every man should have an impudent end which he will not compromise. – Charles Horton Cooley
  9. There are two good rules which ought to be written on every heart- never to believe anything bad about anybody unless you positively know it to be true; never to tell even that unless you feel that it is absolutely necessary and that God is listening. – Henry Van Dyke
  10. But I do think its necessary to have debates. – Geraldine Ferraro
  11. Some people are born with the necessary gift, and some work hard to build on the few gifts they have. – Peter Garrett
  12. We are taking the steps necessary to be ready to send whatever assistance is requested of us, and we are preparing to receive citizens who seek refuge in our state. – Jennifer M. Granholm
  13. He spends his life explaining from his pulpit that the glory of Christianity consists in the fact that though it is not true it has been found necessary to invent it. – Hector Hugh Munro
  14. The unproductive tillage of human cattle takes that which of right belongs to free labor, and which is necessary for the support and happiness of our own race. – David Wilmot

Usage examples for necessary

  1. But, first of all, could you find Blake if it were necessary – Blake's Burden by Harold Bindloss
  2. " I don't know that it is necessary to read any good books but the good book," I said. – Annals of a Quiet Neighbourhood by George MacDonald
  3. It may not be necessary – The Road to Frontenac by Samuel Merwin
  4. But as no other place could be found, it was necessary to make the best of it. – The Project Gutenberg Memoirs of Napoleon Bonaparte by Bourrienne, Constant, and Stewarton
  5. Who was the one that made it necessary – The Living Link by James De Mille
  6. I do not think you understand that I am no longer a little girl, and that things necessary for a woman are necessary for me. – The Danger Mark by Robert W. Chambers
  7. It was no longer necessary to make the best of things. – Anthony Lyveden by Dornford Yates
  8. Is it absolutely necessary Ellis? – By Berwen Banks by Allen Raine
  9. It is only necessary to compare their position in school with their age. – Mentally Defective Children by Alfred Binet Théodore Simon
  10. The spring almost came again, before he was strong, and it was then necessary to take a change. – Greene Ferne Farm by Richard Jefferies
  11. " It is not necessary to follow me," she said. – The Story of Louie by Oliver Onions
  12. Will you give the necessary orders? – Astounding Stories of Super-Science July 1930 by Various
  13. When he thought it necessary to give medicine, he gave it in earnest. – The Complete PG Works of Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr. by Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr. (The Physician and Poet not the Jurist)
  14. And yet this is necessary – Pictures of German Life in the XVth XVIth and XVIIth Centuries, Vol. I. by Gustav Freytag
  15. But I trust that the sacrifice will not be necessary – Red Money by Fergus Hume
  16. In order to love human things, it is necessary to know them. – The Expositor's Bible: Colossians and Philemon by Alexander Maclaren
  17. Many instances, were it necessary might be brought to this purpose. – A New System; or, an Analysis of Antient Mythology. Volume I. by Jacob Bryant
  18. Have you found the necessary man? – Marguerite de Valois by Alexandre Dumas
  19. " If it is necessary said Ormsgill, " I must make it." – Long Odds by Harold Bindloss

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