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Definition anything necessary or required for a particular purpose
  • 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
  • "We have not the requisite data," chimed in the professor, and he went back to his argument.
    Tolstoy, Leo  --  Anna Karenina
  • The history of the Victorian Age will never be written: we know too much about it. For ignorance is the first requisite of the historian - ignorance, which simplifies and clarifies, which selects and omits, with a placid perfection unattainable by the highest art.
    Lytton Strachey
  • Without money—or the requisite sum, at least—she enjoyed the luxuries which money could buy.
    Theodore Dreiser  --  Sister Carrie
  • Who had the authority to do blasting without filing the requisite public notice?
    David Baldacci  --  Zero Day
  • 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
  • Such caution is requisite in anyone who stands in the position of mentor to the public taste.
    Ayn Rand  --  The Fountainhead
  • For the powers that everyone seems to agree should be vested in the Union cannot be safely entrusted to a body that is not under every requisite control.
    Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, & John Jay  --  The Federalist Papers — Modern English Edition 2
  • Not my fault!' and to pass on before the instant had elapsed which was requisite to his recovery of the realities about him.
    Charles Dickens  --  Little Dorrit
  • Settembrini confessed coolly that he lacked the requisite organ for this murderous mysticism and that he did not miss it at all.
    Thomas Mann  --  The Magic Mountain
  • They'd managed to get it the requisite "one hundred yards in a figure eight" that was the standard for all sorts of silly little contests.
    John Ringo  --  Live Free or Die
  • She was such a perfect jeune fille, and one couldn't make of a jeune fille the enquiry requisite for throwing light on such a point.
    Henry James  --  The Portrait of a Lady - Volumes 1 & 2
  • And he arranged the requisite rites and sacrifices.
    Chinua Achebe  --  Things Fall Apart
  • 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
  • Tess sat up getting on with some little requisites, lest the few remaining days should not afford sufficient time.
    Thomas Hardy  --  Tess of the d'Urbervilles
  • "No," said Prof, "aside from finding an actor of requisite character—one who would not decide to be Napoleon—we can't wait.
    Robert A. Heinlein  --  The Moon is a Harsh Mistress
  • You lack the requisite spine and testicular fortitude to study under me.
    Patrick Rothfuss  --  The Name of the Wind
  • To set up their housekeeping, nothing is requisite but two or three earthen pots, a stone to grind meal, and a mat which is the bed.
    Ralph Waldo Emerson  --  Selected Essays

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