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Center Nicklas Backstrom said the Capitals have grown passive when playing with a lead when aggressiveness is necessary.

“Federal funding — together with the region’s commitment — will support the major maintenance and capital rehabilitation activities that are necessary to restore and improve the aging transit system,” the letter said.

The audit also found that the agency does not keep track of who owes money or how much they owe, and it isn’t taking necessary steps to collect it.

While 84 percent of registered Republicans supported the recall, increased support among Democrats and independents will be necessary for Newsom to lose.

They’ve noted, too, that they would pursue a vote to bar him from federal office if he was convicted by the necessary 67 members of the Senate.

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He could order the Justice Department to begin the necessary regulatory work.

Yet, what my peers do not realize – or cannot handle – is that rejection is a necessary part of forging a romantic relationships.

But as is her way, Kaling defended why the episode was not only funny, but necessary.

Unfortunately, the underground tunnels that were used to transport booze and, if necessary, escaping patrons, are off-limits.

However, we have just had a necessary wake-up call that all is not as secure as we believed.

In sorting notes it is necessary to be able readily to distinguish between notes of this bank and notes of other reserve banks.

As long as may be necessary, Sam,” replied Mr. Pickwick, “you have my full permission to remain.

But it was necessary to take Silan, which the rebels hastened to strengthen, closely followed up by the Spaniards.

For this use of the voice in the special service of will-power, or propelling force, it is necessary first to test its freedom.

It is only necessary to have a zinc, or a galvanized tray on which to stand the glass in an inverted position.


On this page you'll find 126 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to necessary, such as: basic, crucial, decisive, essential, fundamental, and imperative.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.