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Definition to require
  • 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 Magi
  • necessitating = requiring
  • "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
  • That necessitated more trouble with directories and tubes.
    E.M. Forster  --  Howards End
  • Her plan, born in one lightning-like flash of thought, necessitated the careful wording of telegrams to Washington, to New York, to San Antonio.
    Zane Grey  --  The Light of Western Stars
  • This required a huge budget, which necessitated a giant turnout at the box office.
    James Bradley  --  Flags of Our Fathers
  • Also, it seemed likely that all sorts of new problems would arise and necessitate at least some reorganization of the administrative system.
    Albert Camus  --  The Plague
  • This necessitated my climbing the shears, which I did twice, before I finished guying it fore and aft and to either side.
    Jack London  --  Sea Wolf
  • If your disapproval of it should render you unwilling to discharge such business as it necessitates, I am sorry for it, and must seek other aid.
    Charles Dickens  --  Little Dorrit
  • 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
  • "It will necessitate your leaving tonight," Halten replied.
    John Le Carre  --  The Spy Who Came In From The Cold
  • However, these circumstances have necessitated that we play both semi-final games tomorrow in a doubleheader.
    W. William Winokur  --  The Perfect Game
  • This necessitated visits to the property.
    Gish Jen  --  Typical American
  • One day he was actually sitting on the porch when we pulled up, necessitating both an introduction and a conversation with Eli.
    Sarah Dessen  --  Along for the Ride
  • Such conferences would necessitate a journey of nearly four thousand miles.
    Willa Cather  --  Death Comes for the Archbishop
  • His instinct was to leave them to themselves and go home, but he had not his hat and coat, and it would necessitate endless explanations.
    W. Somerset Maugham  --  Of Human Bondage
  • This had necessitated a small bandage.
    William Styron  --  Sophie's Choice
  • 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
  • Besides, it's the girlfriend in the ICU that's necessitating Adam's ruse to begin with.
    Gayle Forman  --  If I Stay

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