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  • By the way, I think we'll get rid of Pearl Robbins; she's been useful but now she considers herself indispensable.
    Sinclair Lewis  --  Arrowsmith
  • Hopes, the indispensable evils of Pandora's Box.
    Saul Bellow  --  The Adventures of Augie March
  • I held the mistress's post in making tea and carving; so I was indispensable at table.
    Emily Bronte  --  Wuthering Heights
  • There is nothing like employment, active indispensable employment, for relieving sorrow.
    Jane Austen  --  Mansfield Park
  • The indispensable man, huh?
    Judith Guest  --  Ordinary People
  • The AI Advisory Council to the All Thing with its vague, delphic utterancesconsidered so indispensable by humans-is a joke.
    Dan Simmons  --  Hyperion
  • The Americans recognized the ANC as an indispensable element of any solution in South Africa.
    Nelson Mandela  --  Long Walk to Freedom
  • —When you make the next rebellion with hurleysticks, said Stephen, and want the indispensable informer, tell me.
    James Joyce  --  A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man
  • I'll have you know I'm now a reformed hag and utterly indispensable to this establishment!
    Henry H. Neff  --  The Second Siege
  • Of course there are others besides ourselves in it; but we hold most of the capital; and your mother's indispensable as managing director.
    George Bernard Shaw  --  Mrs. Warren's Profession
  • This form of parking was an indispensable part of the American townscape, even when the cars were foreign-made.
    Don DeLillo  --  White Noise
  • Finally, the desire for novelty is indispensable if we are to produce Fashions or Vogues.
    C.S. Lewis  --  The Screwtape Letters
  • Much had changed in him since that first day in the Ministry of Love, but the final, indispensable, healing change had never happened, until this moment.
    George Orwell  --  1984
  • And this reduced state of consciousness, if not indispensable, is at any rate favorable to political conformity.
    George Orwell  --  Politics and the English Language
  • Since buildings are an indispensable part of life, it follows that architecture must change constantly.
    Ayn Rand  --  The Fountainhead
  • Yet the sword was their one, indispensable weapon against the Horcruxes.
    J.K. Rowling  --  Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
  • In that room began a physical isolation, hard enough to bear at first, which later became indispensable to him, mind and body.
    Thomas Wolfe  --  Look Homeward, Angel
  • I'm pretty much indispensable now.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  The Last Song
  • Then a big pot was brought out as we raced to retrieve our indispensable spoons and bowls.
    Leon Leyson  --  The Boy on the Wooden Box
  • The Normal is the indispensable, murderous God of Health, and I am his Priest.
    Peter Shaffer  --  Equus

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