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requisite
used in Moby Dick

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anything necessary or required for a particular purpose
  • Meanwhile, whatever were his own secret thoughts, Starbuck said nothing, but quietly he issued all requisite orders; while Stubb and Flask—who in some small degree seemed then to be sharing his feelings—likewise unmurmuringly acquiesced.
    Chapters 124-126 -- The Needle; The Log and Line; The Life-Buoy (18% in)
  • ...eagerly and impetuously the savage crew had hailed the announcement of his quest; yet all sailors of all sorts are more or less capricious and unreliable—they live in the varying outer weather, and they inhale its fickleness—and when retained for any object remote and blank in the pursuit, however promissory of life and passion in the end, it is above all things requisite that temporary interests and employments should intervene and hold them healthily suspended for the final dash.
    Chapters 46-48 -- Surmises; The Mat-Maker; The First Lowering (9% in)

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