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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

Something badly needed.

Usage examples (38)
  • After getting sick from drinking the water, they understood the necessity of boiling it first.
  • Bat the term necessity here is, I think, too strong an one.
  • Some understand it of their charity to the saints in necessity, which is one branch and evidence of
  • So, making (well, declaring) a virtue of what he called necessity, he imposed an aggressively progressive income tax increase. for more
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