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Definitioninvolves; or requires
At one time, entail also had a specialized meaning in law related to limiting the inheritance of property.
- The job entails long hours and frequent travel.
- Sitting on the Board entails numerous duties.
- Negotiating with the newly elected government entails easing the ban on talking with terrorists.
- Any change in the embryo or larva will almost certainly entail changes in the mature animal.Darwin, Charles -- The Origin of Species
- I have often thought that if photography were difficult in the true sense of the term — meaning that the creation of a simple photograph would entail as much time and effort as the production of a good watercolor or etching — there would be a vast improvement in total output. The sheer ease with which we can produce a superficial image often leads to creative disaster.Ansel Adams
- And you are not to suppose that it will entail any interruption or intrusion on you, for that is far from my intention.Dickens, Charles -- The Mystery of Edwin Drood
- You don't pay back your parents. You can't. The debt you owe them gets collected by your children, who hand it down in turn. It's a sort of entailment. Or if you don't have children of the body, it's left as a debt to your common humanity. Or to your God, if you possess or are possessed by one.Lois McMaster Bujold
- He has ambitions—I don't know what they are, but they seem to entail his holding some sort of a place in society.Oppenheim, E. Phillips -- The Malefactor
- Accepting the Lord's grace entails trying to lead a better life.
- Truly, to tell lies is not honorable;
but when the truth entails tremendous ruin,
To speak dishonorably is pardonable.Sophocles
- To entail him and his heirs unto the crown,Shakespeare, William -- King Henry VI, Part 3
- It matters nothing what your father signed, you are the heir of entail.Stevenson, Robert Louis -- Kidnapped
- He was eager that I should break the entail, and he was of opinion that it lay in my power to do so.Doyle, Sir Arthur Conan -- The Return of Sherlock Holmes
- Dave doubled as my stunt coordinator, which entailed keeping the street clear of all traffic under the age of 10 and having a set of Band-Aids at the ready whenever my gag was completed.Dave Pelzer -- The Lost Boy
- After asking us to face each other, he spoke then of love and renewal and the effort it entailed.Nicholas Sparks -- The Wedding
- But I can cut off the entail, you know.George Eliot -- Middlemarch
- This, she knew, would entail getting dressed, and making phone calls, and examining maps.Gish Jen -- Typical American
- Maddy had decided that the brain lesions couldn't be kept a secret anymore; every ugly had the right to know what the operation really entailed.Scott Westerfeld -- Uglies
- I could not imagine what this entailed—his tools, maybe, from when he was a carpenter?Jodi Picoult -- Change of Heart
- But it would have entailed sorting through garbage .... or breaking into their house when they weren't home.Nicholas Sparks -- The Guardian
entailed = required (or involved)