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Definition of Necessity

Necessity

  1. The quality or state of being necessary, unavoidable, or absolutely requisite; inevitableness; indispensableness.
  2. The condition of being needy or necessitous; pressing need; indigence; want.
  3. That which is necessary; a necessary; a requisite; something indispensable; -- often in the plural.
  4. That which makes an act or an event unavoidable; irresistible force; overruling power; compulsion, physical or moral; fate; fatality.
  5. The negation of freedom in voluntary action; the subjection of all phenomena, whether material or spiritual, to inevitable causation; necessitarianism.

Necessity Quotations

I was born with music inside me. Music was one of my parts. Like my ribs, my kidneys, my liver, my heart. Like my blood. It was a force already within me when I arrived on the scene. It was a necessity for me-like food or water.
Ray Charles

Geography has made us neighbors. History has made us friends. Economics has made us partners, and necessity has made us allies. Those whom God has so joined together, let no man put asunder.
John F. Kennedy

The wise are instructed by reason, average minds by experience, the stupid by necessity and the brute by instinct.
Marcus Tullius Cicero

They might not need me; but they might. I'll let my head be just in sight; a smile as small as mine might be precisely their necessity.
Emily Dickinson

A faith is a necessity to a man. Woe to him who believes in nothing.
Victor Hugo
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Necessity Translations

necessity in Dutch is noodzaak, noodzakelijkheid
necessity in Portuguese is necessidade
necessity in Spanish is nesesidad, necesidad

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