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When I talked to lawyers about how to delay filing a Form D, all gave the standard perfunctory response about the necessity of filing — until we went off-the-record.

The best Valentine’s Day gifts to give and receive are those given based upon both feeling and necessity.

Economists see such savings as a sign the family did not need the money for basic necessities.

We believe a far greater number of people can’t afford internet, but are sacrificing other necessities.

Every play during a pandemic is, by necessity, experimental.

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I had to create plays out of necessity, because African women deserved a voice and a place on the stage.

All of these changes to college financing occurred at exactly the time when college education became a necessity.

Nazi texts proclaimed that the annihilation or expulsion of the Armenians was a “compelling necessity.”

The heartbreaking death of MTV reality TV personality Diem Brown proves the emotional necessity and value of the reality TV genre.

After all, the Prince of necessity had to focus on defeating his external enemies.

Sometimes necessity makes an honest man a knave: and a rich man a honest man, because he has no occasion to be a knave.

There was a tremendous necessity for an example of the resurrection of an ordinary man.

Ha—assure you we quite understand; no necessity to say another word about it.

The proudest man in Christendom has found no friend in his extremest necessity, but you his bitterest enemy!

Quiet and good natured, when necessity arose he never failed to assert his authority.


On this page you'll find 90 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to necessity, such as: essential, fundamental, obligation, precondition, prerequisite, and requirement.

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