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Definition of Necessary

Necessary

  1. Such as must be; impossible to be otherwise; not to be avoided; inevitable.
  2. Impossible to be otherwise, or to be dispensed with, without preventing the attainment of a desired result; indispensable; requiste; essential.
  3. Acting from necessity or compulsion; involuntary; -- opposed to free; as, whether man is a necessary or a free agent is a question much discussed.
  4. 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.
  5. A privy; a water-closet.
  6. Such things, in respect to infants, lunatics, and married women, as are requisite for support suitable to station.

Necessary Quotations

Start by doing what's necessary; then do what's possible; and suddenly you are doing the impossible. - Francis of Assisi
Start by doing what's necessary; then do what's possible; and suddenly you are doing the impossible.
Francis of Assisi

One looks back with appreciation to the brilliant teachers, but with gratitude to those who touched our human feelings. The curriculum is so much necessary raw material, but warmth is the vital element for the growing plant and for the soul of the child.
Carl Jung

The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing. - Edmund Burke
The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.
Edmund Burke

Don't be dismayed by good-byes. A farewell is necessary before you can meet again. And meeting again, after moments or lifetimes, is certain for those who are friends.
Richard Bach

Criticism may not be agreeable, but it is necessary. It fulfils the same function as pain in the human body. It calls attention to an unhealthy state of things.
Winston Churchill
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Necessary Translations

necessary in Afrikaans is nodig
necessary in Dutch is nodig, benodigd
necessary in Italian is necessario, necessario, occorrente
necessary in Latin is necessarius, necessarius, necesse
necessary in Spanish is necesario, necesitario
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