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  • The proposed policy would necessitate increased taxes or an increased deficit.
  • accountability necessitates performance-based reporting
  • ...tears and wails, necessitating the immediate employment of all the comforting powers of the lord of the flat.
    O. Henry  --  The Gift of the Maji
  • This had necessitated a small bandage.
    William Styron  --  Sophie’s Choice

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  • Now and again, one would suggest stopping for a drink, which necessitated my stopping as well, since Thistle carried the water bottles.
    Diana Gabaldon  --  Outlander
  • Immediately after lunch there arrived a delicate, difficult piece of work which would take several hours and necessitated putting everything else aside.
    George Orwell  --  1984
  • Besides, it’s the girlfriend in the ICU that’s necessitating Adam’s ruse to begin with.
    Gayle Forman  --  If I Stay
  • necessitates a certain retirement.
    H.G. Wells  --  The Invisible Man
  • It looked as if the pair might take an immediate departure, and so necessitate very prompt and energetic measures on my part.
    Arthur Conan Doyle  --  The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes
  • But that would have necessitated telling his mother about the Dumpster incident in the first place.
    Jodi Picoult  --  Nineteen Minutes

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  • Just so with whaling, which necessitates a three-years’ housekeeping upon the wide ocean, far from all grocers, costermongers, doctors, bakers, and bankers.
    Herman Melville  --  Moby Dick
  • On leaving the paternal chamber, the young man found his mother, who was waiting for him with the famous recipe of which the counsels we have just repeated would necessitate frequent employment.
    Alexandre Dumas  --  The Three Musketeers
  • Then Jurgis would try to hammer, and hit his fingers because the hammer was too small, and get mad because Ona had refused to let him pay fifteen cents more and get a bigger hammer; and Ona would be invited to try it herself, and hurt her thumb, and cry out, which necessitated the thumb’s being kissed by Jurgis.
    Upton Sinclair  --  The Jungle
  • They were in the third week of school, and Beth was still getting back into the flow of teaching again, which necessitated long hours in her small home office, updating lesson plans and correcting homework.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  The Lucky One
  • If your business necessitated your seeing "the House," you were put into a species of Condemned Hold at the back, where you meditated on a misspent life, until the House came with its hands in its pockets, and you could hardly blink at it in the dismal twilight.
    Charles Dickens  --  A Tale of Two Cities
  • He understood that Alvin’s case necessitated his appearing twice at the trial, but on the other hand he wasn’t glad about it.
    David Guterson  --  Snow Falling on Cedars
  • Not that this fact necessitated marriage in my book, but the wedding was required due to the delicate and tangled compromise Edward and I had made to finally get to this point, the brink of my transformation from mortal to immortal.
    Stephenie Meyer  --  Breaking Dawn
  • Pete, a tiger-striped tom weighing fifteen pounds, is a well-known character around Garden City, famous for his pugnacity, which was the cause of his current hospitalization; a battle lost to a boxer dog had left him with wounds necessitating both stitches and antibiotics.
    Truman Capote  --  In Cold Blood
  • That disadvantage is not diminished, when that pressure necessitates the drawing of stipendiary emoluments, before those emoluments are strictly due and payable.
    Charles Dickens  --  David Copperfield
  • The point of the present story turning on the hidden nature of the Master-at-arms has necessitated this chapter.
    Herman Melville  --  Billy Budd
  • We not require the dull society Of your necessitated temperance, Or that unnatural stupidity That knows nor joy nor sorrow; nor your forc’d Falsely exalted passive fortitude Above the active.
    Henry David Thoreau  --  Walden
  • He also admitted that you had some interest in a mill or mills (we did not press him on this, being most upset at this information which was news to us) that necessitated your riding about alone, or attended by a ruffian who, Captain Butler assures us, is a murderer.
    Margaret Mitchell  --  Gone with the Wind
  • This required a huge budget, which necessitated a giant turnout at the box office.
    James Bradley  --  Flags of Our Fathers
  • But this would necessitate our letting a lot of lousy bureaucrats"-Dr. Ferris smiled with disarming frankness-"oh yes, we are as unpopular with one another as we are with you private citizens-it would necessitate our letting a lot of other bureaucrats in on the secret of Project X, which would be highly undesirable at this time.
    Ayn Rand  --  Atlas Shrugged
  • The Slytherin table was completely deserted, but a number of older Ravenclaws remained seated while their fellows filed out; even more Hufflepuffs stayed behind, and half of Gryffindor remained in their seats, necessitating Professor McGonagall’s descent from the teachers’ platform to chivvy the underage on their way.
    J.K. Rowling  --  Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
  • Anna had at first avoided as far as she could Princess Tverskaya’s world, because it necessitated an expenditure beyond her means, and besides in her heart she preferred the first circle.
    Leo Tolstoy  --  Anna Karenina
  • Besides he had orders to report at seven the next morning, and going home would necessitate his rising at an unholy and disagreeable hour.
    Theodore Dreiser  --  Sister Carrie
  • …the drive of yesterday; but, after all, I ought not to blame you for the misconduct of your horses, more especially as it procured me the pleasure of an introduction to the Count of Monte Cristo,—and certainly that illustrious personage, apart from the millions he is said to be so very anxious to dispose of, seemed to me one of those curiously interesting problems I, for one, delight in solving at any risk, even if it were to necessitate another drive to the Bois behind your horses.
    Alexandre Dumas  --  The Count of Monte Cristo
  • The pewter on the fine old dressers, the brass above the gigantic hearth, shone like silver and gold—the red-tiled floor was as brilliant as the scarlet geranium on the window sill—this meant that his servants were good and plentiful, that the custom was constant, and of that order which necessitated the keeping up of the coffee-room to a high standard of elegance and order.
    Baroness Orczy  --  The Scarlet Pimpernel
  • Time, sticking to him, passed him on into Bounderby’s Bank, made him an inmate of Bounderby’s house, necessitated the purchase of his first razor, and exercised him diligently in his calculations relative to number one.
    Charles Dickens  --  Hard Times
  • "Ah, you might make me late "—meaning that the touch of a non-Hindu would necessitate another bath; the words were spoken without moral heat.
    E.M. Forster  --  A Passage to India
  • However, on looking round to the bed she brightened, for she saw that Jude was apparently sleeping, though he was not in the usual half-elevated posture necessitated by his cough.
    Thomas Hardy  --  Jude the Obscure
  • The chorus necessitated some grotesque waddlings supposed to be an imitation of a plantation darkey, under the influence, probably, of music and the moon.
    Stephen Crane  --  Maggie: A Girl of the Streets
  • The same unworldliness was what had necessitated Angel’s getting a living as a farmer, and would probably keep his brothers in the position of poor parsons for the term of their activities; yet Angel admired it none the less.
    Thomas Hardy  --  Tess of the d’Urbervilles
  • Little was adamant that few blooms be lost, necessitating quite a bit of twine as stems were pulled and tied, bent and rotated, into their proper place.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  The Wedding
  • The water and the general dampness and the heat of the room seemed obviously to necessitate some such dressing as this.
    Theodore Dreiser  --  An American Tragedy
  • The old-fashioned fronts of these houses, which had older than old-fashioned backs, rose sheer from the pavement, into which the bow windows protruded like bastions, necessitating a pleasing chassez-dechassez movement to the time-pressed pedestrian at every few yards.
    Thomas Hardy  --  The Mayor of Casterbridge
  • CHAPTER V. DEPOSIT YOUR MONEY IN A FOREST RATHER THAN WITH A NOTARY The reader has, no doubt, understood, without necessitating a lengthy explanation, that Jean Valjean, after the Champmathieu affair, had been able, thanks to his first escape of a few days’ duration, to come to Paris and to withdraw in season, from the hands of Laffitte, the sum earned by him, under the name of Monsieur Madeleine, at Montreuil-sur-Mer; and that fearing that he might be recaptured,— which eventually…
    Victor Hugo  --  Les Miserables
  • Many of the people in the ANC were restive, and in September, at a press conference, I said that the continuing violence might necessitate taking up arms once more.
    Nelson Mandela  --  Long Walk to Freedom
  • For as a Child wants the judgement to dissent from counsell given him, and is thereby necessitated to take the advise of them, or him, to whom he is committed: So an Assembly wanteth the liberty, to dissent from the counsell of the major part, be it good, or bad.
    Thomas Hobbes  --  Leviathan
  • The system might at first necessitate a resort to some of the very shifts and expedients from which she intended it should free her; but she felt sure that in a short time she would be able to play the game in her own way.
    Edith Wharton  --  The House of Mirth
  • Owing to the great hurry necessitated by the far-gone state of some of the flock, Gabriel missed his aim in one case, and in one only—striking wide of the mark, and inflicting a mortal blow at once upon the suffering ewe.
    Thomas Hardy  --  Far from the Madding Crowd
  • In his era, even simple lacerations often left diabetics with savage infections that necessitated limb and digit amputations, a consequence of the disease’s ravaging effect on circulation and immunity.
    Laura Hillenbrand  --  Seabiscuit
  • I told ye then he should prevail, and speed On his bad errand; Man should be seduced, And flattered out of all, believing lies Against his Maker; no decree of mine Concurring to necessitate his fall, Or touch with lightest moment of impulse His free will, to her own inclining left In even scale.
    John Milton  --  Paradise Lost
  • Her road had again seemed to stretch out endless; she imagined that there might be hundreds and hundreds of such things that Edward was concealing from her—that they might necessitate more mortgagings, more pawnings of bracelets, more and always more horrors.
    Ford Madox Ford  --  The Good Soldier
  • But injustice breeds injustice; the fighting with shadows and being defeated by them necessitates the setting up of substances to combat; from the impalpable suit which no man alive can understand, the time for that being long gone by, it has become a gloomy relief to turn to the palpable figure of the friend who would have saved him from this ruin and make HIM his enemy.
    Charles Dickens  --  Bleak House
  • For which reason, we hope, that learned faculty, for whom we have so profound a respect, will pardon us the violent hands we have been necessitated to lay on several words and phrases, which of right belong to them, and without which our descriptions must have been often unintelligible.
    Henry Fielding  --  Tom Jones
  • The old rooms, it is true, were not much higher than the between-decks of a frigate, necessitating a sinking in the floor under the new clock-case she brought from the inn, and the removal of the handsome brass knobs on its head, before there was height for it to stand; but, such as the rooms were, there were plenty of them, and the place was endeared to her by every early recollection.
    Thomas Hardy  --  The Return of the Native
  • Of course, in the beginning, this cannot be effected except by means of despotic inroads on the rights of property, and on the conditions of bourgeois production; by means of measures, therefore, which appear economically insufficient and untenable, but which, in the course of the movement, outstrip themselves, necessitate further inroads upon the old social order, and are unavoidable as a means of entirely revolutionising the mode of production.
    Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels  --  The Communist Manifesto
  • …submitting, as a daily governess, to such caprices and indignities as women (with daughters too) too often love to inflict upon their own sex when they serve in such capacities, as though in jealousy of the superior intelligence which they are necessitated to employ,—indignities, in ninety-nine cases out of every hundred, heaped upon persons immeasurably and incalculably their betters, but outweighing in comparison any that the most heartless blackleg would put upon his groom—that for…
    Charles Dickens  --  Nicholas Nickleby
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