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  • a place where the requisites of water, food, and shelter can be obtained
  • To disagree with three-fourths of the British public is one of the first requisites of sanity.
    Oscar Wilde
  • Self-confidence is the first requisite to great undertakings.
    Samuel Johnson
  • Already dressed in the requisite shorts-and-T-shirt uniform of the Glade, he looked like a snapshot of the past—some ordinary boy taking an ordinary nap after a long day at an ordinary school, before sun flares and disease made the world anything but ordinary.
    James Dashner  --  The Kill Order

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  • Her hair is up in one of those buns that seem to be a requisite for classical musicians.
    Gayle Forman  --  Where She Went
  • You will, immediately upon reaching Churchill, proceed by chartered air transport in a suitable direction for the requisite distance and thereupon establish a Base at a point where it has been ascertained there is an adequate wolf population and where conditions generally are optimal to the furtherance of your operations….
    Farley Mowat  --  Never Cry Wolf
  • You lack the requisite spine and testicular fortitude to study under me.
    Patrick Rothfuss  --  The Name of the Wind
  • I could follow him down to the track and watch him push himself around and around in circles until he had completed the requisite number of miles, or I could stay home and watch television by myself, curled up in a corner of his vast leather settee.
    Jojo Moyes  --  Me Before You
  • Who had the authority to do blasting without filing the requisite public notice?
    David Baldacci  --  Zero Day
  • Plus, once he did the requisite double-take and recognized me, he’d probably beat the crap out of any guy who looked at me in all my Snow White meets Frederick’s of Hollywood glory.
    Katja Millay  --  The Sea of Tranquility

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  • And he arranged the requisite rites and sacrifices.
    Chinua Achebe  --  Things Fall Apart
  • Such caution is requisite in anyone who stands in the position of mentor to the public taste.
    Ayn Rand  --  The Fountainhead
  • Not only had Jordan not treated Chime with the requisite courtesy, professionalism, and respect; he had plainly brutalized Chime with the metal flashlight.
    Warren St. John  --  Outcasts United
  • I inflated all twelve cones with air and I filled each buoyancy chamber with the requisite ten litres of sea water.
    Yann Martel  --  Life of Pi
  • After going through the requisite security checks, I waited for Wes to walk into the waiting area.
    Wes Moore  --  The Other Wes Moore
  • In the examination which precedes ordination, a thesis is always a requisite.
    Alexandre Dumas  --  The Three Musketeers
  • Although Silas already had worn his cilice today longer than the requisite two hours, he knew today was no ordinary day.
    Dan Brown  --  The Da Vinci Code
  • In my particular case the consolatory topics were close at hand, and, indeed, had suggested themselves to my meditations a considerable time before it was requisite to use them.
    Nathaniel Hawthorne  --  The Scarlet Letter
  • This one is built against the solid rock, and it would take ten experienced miners, duly furnished with the requisite tools, as many years to perforate it.
    Alexandre Dumas  --  The Count of Monte Cristo
  • Only five are prepared to part with the requisite two dollars, and they form a surly line.
    Sara Gruen  --  Water for Elephants
  • Even in the matter of turnovers, good sense and art are requisite.
    Victor Hugo  --  Les Miserables
  • It is true that at first glance all the requisites are there: the channel, the islet, the harbor.
    Homer  --  The Odyssey
  • In the distance, he saw an old-fashioned barber pole, along with the requisite older men sitting on the bench out in front of it.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  The Lucky One
  • The scout having ascertained that the Mohicans were sufficient of themselves to maintain the requisite distance, deliberately laid aside his paddle, and raised the fatal rifle.
    James Fenimore Cooper  --  The Last of the Mohicans
  • But you have not an idea of what is requisite in situations directly opposite to your own.
    Jane Austen  --  Emma
  • Thinking it unnecessary to disturb your esteemed repose, we have proceeded in advance to make requisite preparations, and shall await your respected person at the Green Dragon Inn, Bywater, at II a.m. sharp.
    J.R.R. Tolkien  --  The Hobbit
  • As was the custom, four names had been chosen as preferiti, each of them fulfilling the unspoken requisites for becoming Pope: Multilingual in Italian, Spanish, and English.
    Dan Brown  --  Angels & Demons
  • "In that thou wilt do what is thy duty, Sancho," said Don Quixote; "for to engage in battles of this sort it is not requisite to be a dubbed knight."
    Miguel de Cervantes  --  Don Quixote
  • Therefore the room where company meet who practise this art, is full of all things, ready at hand, requisite to furnish matter for this kind of artificial converse.
    Jonathan Swift  --  Gulliver’s Travels
  • All I know of it; and indeed I only know so much, through piecing it out for myself; for my father always avoids it, and, even when Miss Havisham invited me to go there, told me no more of it than it was absolutely requisite I should understand.
    Charles Dickens  --  Great Expectations
  • Such willful ignorance …. amounts to disrespect for the land, and paradoxically demonstrates the same sort of arrogance that resulted in the Exxon Valdez spill, just another case of underprepared, overconfident men bumbling around out there and screwing up because they lacked the requisite humility.
    Jon Krakauer  --  Into the Wild
  • He had purchased Tom with a view of eventually making him a sort of overseer, with whom he might, at times, intrust his affairs, in short absences; and, in his view, the first, second, and third requisite for that place, was hardness.
    Harriet Beecher Stowe  --  Uncle Tom’s Cabin
  • "In fact," said Poirot, "she stabbed him in the dark, not realizing that he was dead already, but somehow deduced that he had a watch in his pyjama pocket, took it out, put back the hands blindly, and gave it the requisite dent."
    Agatha Christie  --  Murder On The Orient Express
  • And the valet, who had begun to attempt a brogue out of admiration for his new master, made requisite answer in a combination of Geechee and County Meath that would have puzzled anyone except those two alone.
    Margaret Mitchell  --  Gone with the Wind
  • And yet in its refusal, it passes toward novel order as a primary requisite for important experience.
    John Gardner  --  Grendel
  • Mr. Rochester that night was absent from home; nor was he yet returned: business had called him to a small estate of two or three farms he possessed thirty miles off — business it was requisite he should settle in person, previous to his meditated departure from England.
    Charlotte Bronte  --  Jane Eyre
  • "We have not the requisite data," chimed in the professor, and he went back to his argument.
    Leo Tolstoy  --  Anna Karenina
  • On days when she had the strength to do it, she would take orders for bread from retail shops in her neighborhood, and the next morning she would pick up the requisite number of loaves and carry them in baskets and boxes through the streets to the stores.
    John Hersey  --  Hiroshima
  • I’d had my requisite one year of gymnastics; I could do handsprings and cartwheels.
    Sarah Dessen  --  Dreamland
  • Afterwards I took it back when it was borne in upon me startlingly with what extreme nicety he had estimated the time requisite for the ’affair.’
    Joseph Conrad  --  Heart of Darkness
  • But supposing all these conjectures to be false, you cannot contest the inestimable benefit which I shall confer on all mankind, to the last generation, by discovering a passage near the pole to those countries, to reach which at present so many months are requisite; or by ascertaining the secret of the magnet, which, if at all possible, can only be effected by an undertaking such as mine.
    Mary Shelley  --  Frankenstein
  • Not impossibly, with 1 or 2 stripper cows, 1 pike of upland hay and requisite farming implements, e.g., an end-to-end churn, a turnip pulper etc. What would be his civic functions and social status among the county families and landed gentry?
    James Joyce  --  Ulysses
  • The subscriptions accordingly soon exceeded the requisite sum, and we claim’d and receiv’d the public gift, which enabled us to carry the design into execution.
    Benjamin Franklin  --  The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin
  • Well , here were two men known to have been in the shop at the requisite time of day.
    Agatha Christie  --  The ABC Murders
  • We awoke at daybreak, and after breakfasting a la fourchette*, we repaired in haste with nets, scrapers and all other requisites, to the oyster-beds, where we worked with such diligence and success that in the course of two days we had an immense pile of shells built up like a stack on the beach, and left to decay.
    Johann Wyss  --  The Swiss Family Robinson
  • Without money—or the requisite sum, at least—she enjoyed the luxuries which money could buy.
    Theodore Dreiser  --  Sister Carrie
  • I would not wrong either you or myself by working such inharmonious effects upon our lives; but I would have you consider how trifling, in comparison, is the skill requisite to remove this little hand.
    Nathaniel Hawthorne  --  The Birthmark
  • The scheme of the created Universe held by the Christians of the Middle Ages was comparatively simple, and so definite that Dante, in accepting it in its main features without modification, was provided with the limited stage that was requisite for his design, and of which the general disposition was familiar to all his readers.
    Dante Alighieri  --  Dante’s Inferno
  • I wish you to bear especially in mind that I have spoken of a very unusual degree of activity as requisite to success in so hazardous and so difficult a feat.
    Edgar Allan Poe  --  The Murders in the Rue Morgue
  • Difficulties had arisen in the construction of this machine, simple as it was; requisites had been found wanting, and messages had had to go and return.
    Charles Dickens  --  Hard Times
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