Phrases with "necessities"

The nature of his intellect and the necessities of his office had directed his attention always not towards things in themselves but towards things in immediate action. Shadows of Ecstasy by Charles Williams

George Berkeley Qu. Whether such management would not equally provide for the magnificence of the rich, and the necessities of the poor? 239. The Querist by George Berkeley [1735]

George Gissing It is one of their misfortunes, one of the many necessities which blunt feeling, which balk reconciliation, which enhance the risks of dialogue at best semi-articulate. The Nether World by George Gissing [1888]

Charles Dickens If he made his necessities known to the Manager of the Theatre, he put it to me to say what kind of treatment he might expect? Well! we got over that difficulty to our mutual satisfaction. Reprinted Pieces by Charles Dickens [1850]

Kings must brave great hazards; and there is no reason that little people like us should risk our lives because the necessities of State compel his Majesty to imperil his. London Pride by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1896]

John Stuart Mill After the primary necessities of food and raiment, freedom is the first and strongest want of human nature. The Subjection of Women by John Stuart Mill [1869]

Arthur Conan Doyle He was fifty-three when the pension was given him, and up to then his existence had been spent in one constant struggle for the first necessities of life, for the daily meal and the nightly bed. Through the Magic Door by Arthur Conan Doyle [1907]

She would religiously slip her penny in the alms-box by the church door, and then go out and haggle to the last farthing in her purchase of the daily necessities of life. The Night of the Storm by Arthur Gask [1937]

H. G. Wells Three centuries ago, well over ninety per cent of the human population was absorbed either in the direct production of necessities or in the scramble to get them from their original producers. The Shape of Things to Come by H. G. Wells [1933]

Anthony Trollope Manufactories have grown up among us as our cities grew — from the necessities and chances of the times. North America by Anthony Trollope

H. Rider Haggard But the matter strikes the mind in a different light after the trip is done, and civilisation with its necessities looms large in the immediate future. The People of the Mist by H. Rider Haggard

Anthony Trollope It was a gold-digging town, as such places are called, and had been built with great rapidity to supply the necessities of adjacent miners. John Caldigate by Anthony Trollope

It may be that the noblest tradition is but the offspring of material conditions, of the hard necessities besetting men’s precarious lives. Notes on Life and Letters by Joseph Conrad [1921]

Wilkie Collins I have tried that book for yearsgenerally in combination with a pipe of tobacco — and I have found it my friend in need in all the necessities of this mortal life. The Moonstone by Wilkie Collins [1868]

Henry Adams It was induced by its dynamic necessities to economize the gods. The Education of Henry Adams by Henry Adams [1907]

No comforts and not even the bare necessities of life, and yet he appears quite happy. The Poisoned Goblet by Arthur Gask [1935]

Every one became hungry, for the camp was large and its daily necessities considerable. My Tropic Isle by E. J. Banfield

H. G. Wells A dollar, as we know it to-day, means practically the same thing in goods, necessities and satisfactions from one year’s end to another. The Shape of Things to Come by H. G. Wells [1933]

H. G. Wells Men were released from that close, continuous touch with physical necessities long before women were. Marriage by H. G. Wells [1912]

H. G. Wells The political states of the period, created by the puny necessities of the foot-and-horse phase of human life, were now like grapes in a wine-press being squeezed together. The Holy Terror by H. G. Wells [1939]

The necessities of the situation forced him to glance at the lawyer inquiringly. The Damnation of Theron Ware by Harold Frederic [1896]

H. G. Wells It was necessarily a difficult and violent affair, for the Vaterland had not been planned for the necessities of a balloon. The War in the Air by H. G. Wells [1908]

H. G. Wells The interplay of old tradition and new necessities becomes at times very curious. Mankind in the Making by H. G. Wells [1903]

Anthony Trollope She was more keenly alive than her cousin — or rather her cousin’s wife — to the hard necessities of the world. Ayala’s Angel by Anthony Trollope

Virginia Woolf It is one of the prime necessities of life to them — to be shown what life looks like. The Death of the Moth and other essays by Virginia Woolf [1942]

H. G. Wells The necessities of continuity in public activity and of a glaring consistency in public profession, have so far prevented any such fundamental reconstruction as the new generation requires. Mankind in the Making by H. G. Wells [1903]

Its population of eight thousand vegetated rather than lived, ignorant of everything beyond the simplest necessities of existence. Balzac by Frederick Lawton

H. G. Wells They did it as a standing horse paws with his foot, or as a man enjoys killing animals in sport: because ancient and departed necessities had impressed it on the organism. The Time Machine by H. G. Wells [1896]

Sometimes he thought of applying to the king; pride and shame for a while withheld him; and, before his necessities became so imperious as to compel him to some kind of exertion, he died. The Last Man by Mary Shelley

Ann Radcliffe Meanwhile the revenge of the latter had been roused against the Marquis by an imaginary neglect, and the money which was designed to relieve his necessities was spent by d’Aunoy in riotous luxury. The Romance of the Forest by Ann Radcliffe [1791]

Anthony Trollope The heated wax which you drop on your letter spreads itself beyond the necessities of your seal. North America by Anthony Trollope

Edgar Rice Burroughs But we decided that we must take these chances and so at last we set forth from our hut for the last time, carrying such necessities as we felt we could least afford to do without. Pellucidar by Edgar Rice Burroughs [1923]

The castle itself was an old family mansion, which had received many additions at different periods, as the wealth or necessities of the family suggested. Thirteen at Table by Mór Jókai

Perhaps it was an impulse of unconscious loyalty, or the fulfilment of one of those ironic necessities that lurk in the facts of human existence. Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad [1899]

George Meredith Brilliant with thanks in signs, Skepsey drew from his friend a course of instruction in French names, for our necessities on a line of march. One of our Conquerors by George Meredith [1891]

To make bricks without straw, was the excess even of Egyptian bondage; Homer could not fight up against the necessities of his age, and the defects of its manners. A Brief Appraisal of the Greek Literature in its Foremost Pretensions by Thomas De Quincey [1838]

Edward Bellamy The necessities of poverty, the need of having a home, no longer tempt women to accept as the fathers of their children men whom they neither can love nor respect. Looking Backward From 2000 to 1887 by Edward Bellamy

James Anthony Froude There were ‘perhaps necessities in the nature of things,’ as Bishop Butler says, and an example could not be made of the principal offender. Bunyan by James Anthony Froude [1880]

George Gissing For a moment the schoolmistress’s amazement held her motionless, but fresh and louder moans recalled her to the immediate necessities of the case. The Unclassed by George Gissing [1883]

With another turn of the screw, they sold the piano she had brought with her from home, and cut themselves down to the bare necessities of life, neither receiving company nor going out. The Damnation of Theron Ware by Harold Frederic [1896]

T. E. Lawrence We returned them coffee and sugar, rice, and rolls of white cotton sheeting; necessities of which they had been deprived by war. Seven Pillars of Wisdom by T. E. Lawrence [1926]

Anthony Trollope It may be remembered that an election was impending over the town of Baslehurst, the coming necessities of which had induced Mrs Butler Cornbury to grace Mrs Tappitt’s ball. Rachel Ray by Anthony Trollope

And, in truth, it is wonderful to note the surprising entanglement into which our able editor gets himself in the struggle between his native honesty and judgment and the necessities of his party. Science and Education by Thomas Henry Huxley

Maria Edgeworth If I stopped awhile, “to plume contemplation’s wings, so ruffled and impaired,” some of the low realities, some of the impertinent necessities of fashionable life, would tread on my heels. Harrington by Maria Edgeworth

I not only entered her into that school for a course of three years, but acting through its mistress who had taken a great fancy to her, supplied her with the necessities her position required. A Strange Disappearance by Anna Katharine Green

Wilkie Collins Mr. Pendril put the Instructions back in his pocket, considered a little, and, turning toward Norah and Miss Garth, recalled their attention to the present and pressing necessities of the time. No Name by Wilkie Collins [1862]

Wilkie Collins Then absorbing political necessities came as a relief to domestic misery. After Dark by Wilkie Collins [1856]

Rudyard Kipling Our necessities are immutable and identical; and on our unity henceforward depends the individual future of each country. A Book of Words by Rudyard Kipling [1928]

William Morris Duke William’s necessities and instincts combined led him into a very different course of action, which determined the future destiny of the country. Signs of Change by William Morris [1888]

Edmund Burke They must be constrained (and their inclinations lead them to what their necessities require) by a real, vigorous, effective, decided, personal authority. Reflections on the Revolution in France by Edmund Burke [1790]

Sir Thomas Browne Upon this motive only I cannot behold a beggar without relieving his necessities with my purse, or his soul with my prayers. Religio Medici by Sir Thomas Browne [1643]

H. G. Wells This again happens to be not only in accordance with Communist doctrine, but with the special necessities of the Russian crisis. Russia in the Shadows by H. G. Wells

Ralph Waldo Emerson Their colonial policy, obeying the necessities of a vast empire, has become liberal. English Traits by Ralph Waldo Emerson [1856]

Walter Scott He wronged his uncle, however, in supposing that this want of attention to his probable necessities was owing to avarice. Quentin Durward by Walter Scott [1823]

H. G. Wells Still, there are occasions and necessities . The Holy Terror by H. G. Wells [1939]

At seven-and-thirty he married the youngest daughter of a needy peer, whose father’s necessities flung her into his arms. Mohawks by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1886]

Wilkie Collins He attends to all the necessities of these strange favourites himself, and he has taught the creatures to be surprisingly fond of him and familiar with him. The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins [1860]

H. G. Wells Our necessities demand the intelligence and services of everyone who can be trained to give them. What are we to do with our lives? by H. G. Wells [1928]

The necessities of life did not then demand so high a rate of “living wage” as today. Two Years Before the Mast by Richard Henry Dana [1840]

Theodore Dreiser It was easy for Mrs. Gerhardt to deceive her husband as to the purchase of necessities and she had not as yet indulged in any of the fancies which an enlarged purse permitted. Jennie Gerhardt by Theodore Dreiser

A. E. W. Mason Between Ibrahim, a great tall Arab of the Hadendoas, and Trench, a friendship born of their common necessities had sprung up. The Four Feathers by A. E. W. Mason [1902]

G. K. Chesterton The spirit of William Morris has not seized hold of the century and made its humblest necessities beautiful. Varied Types by G. K. Chesterton [1903]

The paupers should be forced to take a certain amount of wealth, to relieve the necessities of the rich. A Strange Manuscript Found in a Copper Cylinder by James De Mille [1888]

Wilkie Collins The disorganization was so complete, that when the commissioners from the new Government came to St. Lazare, some of us were actually half starving from want of the bare necessities of life. After Dark by Wilkie Collins [1856]

Wherefore, my dear Tomlinson, I will in future be an excellent citizen, relieve the necessities of the poor, and share the gains of my industry with my friends. Paul Clifford by Edward Bulwer-Lytton [1830]

William Morris While in great towns, gardens, both private and public, are positive necessities if the citizens are to live reasonable and healthy lives in body and mind. Hopes and Fears for Art by William Morris [1882]

He followed up a staircase, down a corridor, and was shown into a perfectly ordinary guest-room, where all necessities awaited him. Shadows of Ecstasy by Charles Williams

Watkin Tench If they were not swallowed by the sea, probably they were cut off by the natives, on some part of the coast where their necessities obliged them to land. A Complete Account of the Settlement at Port Jackson by Watkin Tench

Robert Louis Stevenson There at least there can be little imposture, for you know their necessities of your own knowledge. Lay Morals by Robert Louis Stevenson

Nor was this the only sign in the room of a bygone presence that had possessed a taste for something beyond the mere necessities of life. A Strange Disappearance by Anna Katharine Green

Marjorie Bowen Her cold eyes gazed gratefully into the blackness as she sat on the edge of the bed, her body freed from ugly garments, her mind from the necessities of servitude. Forget-me-not by Marjorie Bowen [1932]

And in the morning he borrowed a small case from Tommy, and packed into it the bare necessities of existence for a week or so. The Singing Sands by Josephine Tey [1952]

But my necessities did not allow me to contemplate oddnesses or to pick and choose my supports. The Thirty-Nine Steps by John Buchan [1915]

Thomas Hardy What these displacements might betoken saddened his humanity less than it cheered his primitive instinct in pointing out how her necessities might bring them together. The Well-Beloved by Thomas Hardy [1897]

Balzac remained as poor as ever, for he had to turn over to M. Gavault all the money he took in, aside from what he needed for the strict necessities of life. Honore de Balzac by Albert Keim and Louis Lumet [1914]

David Hume All discourse, all action would immediately cease; and men remain in a total lethargy, till the necessities of nature, unsatisfied, put an end to their miserable existence. An Enquiry Concerning Human Understanding by David Hume

George Meredith These men of aptitudes have a poor conception of the facts of life to meet the necessities of modern expansion. Lord Ormont and his Aminta by George Meredith [1894]

Anthony Trollope The necessities of my life have caused me to think of these little things. The Prime Minister by Anthony Trollope

Thomas Paine The diminution of trade affords an army, and the necessities of an army create a new trade. Common Sense by Thomas Paine [1776]

Rudyard Kipling I fancy the earliest forms of drill were evolved originally more on account of man’s necessities as a hunter than from his needs as a warrior. A Book of Words by Rudyard Kipling [1928]

H. G. Wells The rest took the novel inventions as they came, haphazard, with as little adjustment as possible of their thoughts and ways of living to the new necessities these novelties implied. Men Like Gods by H. G. Wells [1923]

Ford Madox Ford How much more then must Tietjens, who was a man, with the larger sexual necessities of the male . Some Do Not . . . by Ford Madox Ford [1924]

Wilkie Collins Never again will I murmur under the wholesome necessities of work. My Miscellanies by Wilkie Collins [1863]

Wilkie Collins If you defer your confession, the medical necessities of the case force you to be silent, until the professional attendance of the oculist has ceased. Poor Miss Finch by Wilkie Collins [1872]

But was it not possible that even this sum might by economy be made to meet the necessities of the case? I replied that, from what I had heard, very probably it was. The Orphan Heiress by Thomas De Quincey [1835]

Mrs. Fyne moved her shoulders with a philosophical acceptance of all the necessities which ought not to be. Chance by Joseph Conrad [1913]

Willa Cather By doing without many so-called necessities he had managed to have his luxuries. The Professor’s House by Willa Cather [1925]

George Gissing He still smoked his pipe; he bought newspapers; he granted himself an excursion, of the cheapest, on fine Sundays; but these surely were necessities of life. Will Warburton by George Gissing [1903]

In practice the needs of the population are always underestimated, with the result that there is a chronic shortage of half the necessities of life; but this is looked on as an advantage. Nineteen Eighty-four by George Orwell

It is much more reasonable to refer such casual points of resemblance to the general constitution of man, and the necessities of his moral nature. The History of the Conquest of Peru by William Hickling Presco

On September 26 he writes: ‘The agony of my necessities is really dreadful. Little Memoirs of the Nineteenth Century by George Paston [1902]

Maria Edgeworth Fresh occasions for display, and new necessities for expense, continually occurred. Helen by Maria Edgeworth

So confident were they of success! The repast now served the necessities of their conquerors. The History of the Conquest of Peru by William Hickling Presco

Wilkie Collins Our bodily necessities, Romayne (excuse me if I take the friendly liberty of suppressing the formal ‘Mr.’)— our bodily necessities are not to be trifled with. The Black Robe by Wilkie Collins [1881]

George Eliot Esther’s deed had its effect beyond the momentary one, but the effect was not visible in the rigid necessities of legal procedure. Felix Holt the Radical by George Eliot [1866]

Anthony Trollope He was very courteous to Mr. Clavering when the necessities of their position brought them together. The Claverings by Anthony Trollope

I should have thought her too good a woman of business!’ After which she concentrated her whole attention upon the necessities of departure. The hesitation of Miss Anderson by Sara Jeannette Duncan [1903]

H. G. Wells My dreams and anticipations of your lives are all marred by my sense of the huge importance mere chance encounters and incalculable necessities will play in them. The Passionate Friends by H. G. Wells [1913]

Theft was punished less severely, if the offender had been really guilty of it to supply the necessities of life. The History of the Conquest of Peru by William Hickling Presco

The necessities of a lawless life had taught Peyrol to be ruthless, but he had never been cruel. The Rover by Joseph Conrad [1923]

John Stuart Mill Yet command and obedience are but unfortunate necessities of human life: society in equality is its normal state. The Subjection of Women by John Stuart Mill [1869]

Edgar Rice Burroughs Thus, in addition to the many necessities they had brought, there were also many luxuries. Tarzan of the Apes by Edgar Rice Burroughs [1912]

The success, however, which came so opportunely for his material necessities was too late to produce any good effect upon Coleridge’s mental state. Coleridge by H. D. Traill [1884]

Mark Twain It seemed like desecration, but then we had traveled far, and our necessities were urgent. The Innocents Abroad by Mark Twain

Each berth was presumed to be five feet six inches square, but the necessities of stowage had deprived them of six inches, and even under that pressure twelve men were compelled to sleep on the deck. For the term of his natural life by Marcus Clarke [1874]

Jean-Jacques Rousseau The necessities of the public are supplied out of the superfluities of individuals. The Social Contract by Jean-Jacques Rousseau

George Gissing Sibyl, one felt, would decline to recognise, in her own drawing-room, the gross necessities of life. The Whirlpool by George Gissing [1896]

Wilkie Collins Girl as she was, she faced her position and its necessities without flinching. No Name by Wilkie Collins [1862]

Willa Cather It was long since he had wished anything or desired anything beyond the necessities of the body. The Song of the Lark by Willa Cather [1915]

Charles Kingsley Ah! but that might be only one of the direful necessities of the decaying civilisation of the old world. Two Years Ago by Charles Kingsley

Up to that period his life had been vagrant, agreeably to the shifting necessities of the ducal service, and his education desultory and domestic. Schiller by Thomas De Quincey

H. G. Wells We struggle out of the urgent necessities of a mere animal existence. The Research Magnificent by H. G. Wells [1915]

But it did perhaps rather ignore the immediate necessities of ordinary life; in its own pure life it overlooked the “Now and here” of one’s daily wishes. Shadows of Ecstasy by Charles Williams

H. G. Wells We are concerned with the exceptional man’s necessities and not with his luxuries. Mankind in the Making by H. G. Wells [1903]

George Gissing In spite of his dire necessities he now and then hoped that Jedwood might refuse the thing. New Grub Street by George Gissing [1891]

H. G. Wells The majority of our population consists of artists, and the bulk of activity in the world lies no longer with necessities but with their elaboration, decoration, and refinement. The World Set Free by H. G. Wells [1914]

It was little indeed that I, drawn by no necessities of situation into temptations of that nature, had done no injury to any man. The Household Wreck by Thomas De Quincey [1838]

George Gissing But, after all, it was temporary; the day of his emancipation from paltry necessities would surely come, and all the great qualities latent in him would have ample scope. Our Friend the Charlatan by George Gissing [1899]

George Meredith It was an old and a wearisome task for Carlo to explain to her that the times were changed and the necessities of the hour different since the day when his father conspired and fought for freedom. Vittoria by George Meredith [1867]

Isabella Bird The fight for water is one of the hardest necessities of the Persian peasant. Journeys in Persia and Kurdistan by Isabella Bird [1891]