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Usage examples for needful

  1. There were tools and a bench and everything else needful close at hand, so that the work could be done in half the time that David had expected to devote to it. – The Boy Trapper by Harry Castlemon
  2. Indeed it was needful to turn away the subject, as Margaret was the last person we wished to distress. – More Bywords by Charlotte M. Yonge
  3. Where, however, the corn is attended with a more than ordinary degree of inflammation, or where for some reason or other excessive paring has been practised, then it will become needful to shoe with a special shoe. – Diseases of the Horse's Foot by Harry Caulton Reeks
  4. It is needful for all men, if they do not mean to be torn to pieces, to master the animal that is in them, and the wild thing that has been created out of them. – Expositions of Holy Scripture Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus and Numbers by Alexander Maclaren
  5. He thought a reformation of medicine needful and desirable, and proper to be attempted. – Allopathy and Homoeopathy Before the Judgement of Common Sense! by Frederick Hiller
  6. See also The Definition, defined - A perfect definition, what - Definitions, needful qualities of certain, in gram. – The Grammar of English Grammars by Goold Brown
  7. I said it was not now needful that he should, and that in future he would understand that he was no longer a welcome guest. – Hugh Wynne, Free Quaker by S. Weir Mitchell
  8. All the morning long the babies learned their lessons which it was needful for them to know. – The Curious Book of Birds by Abbie Farwell Brown
  9. I think you should watch and do what seems plainly needful, but nothing more. – Johnstone of the Border by Harold Bindloss
  10. I like a pipe, but I find at the same time it is needful to have a light. – Lectures on Popular and Scientific Subjects by John Sutherland Sinclair, Earl of Caithness
  11. The one thing needful had not been done, if this hypothesis is true, and in view of it the question could not have been put at all. – The Doctrines of Predestination, Reprobation, and Election by Robert Wallace
  12. Hetty had brought with her a sum of money more than sufficient to buy a little cottage, and fit it up with all needful comforts. – Hetty's Strange History by Anonymous
  13. To bound the regions is of less importance than to understand why they exist- less needful to remember, more needful to understand. – Manual of American Grape-Growing by U. P. Hedrick
  14. One of the most needful things for attaining this result is good health. – The Man Who Pleases and the Woman Who Charms by John A. Cone
  15. With eager impatience he hastened below to lay in needful provisions. – As It Was in the Beginning by Philip Verrill Mighels
  16. Question, " What is the one thing needful?" – The-Life-of-Phineas-T-Barnum by Benton, Joel
  17. It was absolutely needful that Sigbert should go first to lead the way. – More Bywords by Charlotte M. Yonge
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