Phrases with "necessity"

Diomed by necessity of the war having dared to speak first, requests to be pardoned (I. xiv. Essays and Miscellanies by Plutarch

Mr. Perkupp kindly replied: “There is no necessity for you to be anxious, Mr. Pooter. It would be impossible for a son of such good parents to turn out erroneously. The Diary of a Nobody by George and Weedon Grossmith

Ralph Waldo Emerson A necessity not yet commanded, a negative imposed on the will of man by his condition a deficiency in his force, is the foundation on which it rests. Lecture On The Times by Ralph Waldo Emerson [1841]

Gertrude Stein The necessity is not ungainly and gaining that is what is the obstacle in staging. Geography and Plays by Gertrude Stein

Edgar Allan Poe The bell was about to strike, and it was a matter of absolute and pre-eminent necessity that every body should look well at his watch. Humorous Tales by Edgar Allan Poe

Now what explanation do you give of Mr. Barrows’ death?” The suddenness of the attack brought the blood to my cheeks, while the necessity of answering drove it as quickly away. The Mill Mystery by Anna Katharine Green

Jules Verne There was no necessity for them, however, as the traps were in full activity. The Fur Country by Jules Verne [1873]

Henry James It’s a necessity of her case. The Pension Beaurepas by Henry James [1879]

Mark Twain Hamilton’s act was compelled by the inborn necessity of contenting his own spirit; in this it was like all the other acts of his life, and like all the acts of all men’s lives. What is Man? and other essays by Mark Twain

George Gissing If you will give me this clerkship, it will relieve me from the necessity of perpetually writing novels; I shall be better for it in every way. New Grub Street by George Gissing [1891]

George Gissing But the task was not such as the schoolmistress felt able to undertake, bearing in mind the necessity of an irreproachable character for her school if it were to be kept together at all. The Unclassed by George Gissing [1883]

George Meredith To see my afflicted wife I would forfeit my heart’s yearnings for my son; your money, sir, I toss to the winds; and I am under the necessity of informing you that I despise and loathe you. The Adventures of Harry Richmond by George Meredith [1871]

Oscar Wilde The necessity for a career forces every one to take sides. Intentions by Oscar Wilde [1891]

G. K. Chesterton If he finds that necessity twice, he may, I think, be looked at with the beginning of a suspicion. Robert Browning by G. K. Chesterton [1903]

Jules Verne The animals were well provided for, and being accustomed to long fasts in the winter, required no attention from their masters, so that there really was no necessity for any exposure out of doors. The Fur Country by Jules Verne [1873]

Few philosophers have had the frankness fairly to admit the necessity of choosing between the ‘horns’ offered. A Pluralistic Universe by William James [1909]

James Joyce He tore a sheet from his scribbler and passed it down, whispering: — In case of necessity any layman or woman can do it. A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man by James Joyce

Anthony Trollope She has to do those things when the necessity comes upon her. Travelling Sketches by Anthony Trollope [1866]

Wilkie Collins Now I know that my name has been introduced, and has made mischief upstairs, I feel the necessity (for your sake again) of meeting Horace and his temper face to face before you see him. The New Magdalen by Wilkie Collins [1873]

Tobias Smolle But as it concerned me nearly to remain undiscovered in my character and sentiments, I was under a necessity of mortifying my desire of praise, by confining my works to my own perusal and applause. The Adventures of Roderick Random by Tobias Smolle

Jane Austen This observation would not have prevented her from trying to talk to the latter, had they not been seated at an inconvenient distance; but she was not sorry to be spared the necessity of saying much. Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen [1813]

But you can create a necessity for a demand. Cabbages and Kings by O. Henry [1904]

George Eliot But necessity does the work of courage. Romola by George Eliot [1862-3]

Anthony Trollope The vulgarity was a necessity essential. The Prime Minister by Anthony Trollope

Anthony Trollope The rule may be a good one, though the necessity for it hardly comes home to the general understanding. Barchester Towers by Anthony Trollope

Sinclair Lewis It is a necessity of the technique, and technique, gentlemen, iss the beginning of all science. Arrowsmith by Sinclair Lewis [1925]

Marjorie Bowen Of necessity I leave Carrara for these hours in command — almost all the men are his providing — but,’ his voice sank still lower, ‘I do not completely trust him — I doubt his loyalty. The Viper of Milan by Marjorie Bowen [1906]

Edgar Allan Poe What is made to adjust itself, must of necessity require foreign adjustment but rarely. The Mystery of Marie Roget by Edgar Allan Poe [1842]

Walter Scott No notice being taken of these inarticulate signals, Mr. Touchwood, however great an enemy he was to ceremony, saw the necessity of introducing his business, as an apology for his intrusion. Saint Ronan’s Well by Walter Scott [1824]

The necessity was pressing, he admitted. Romance by Joseph Conrad and Ford Madox Ford [1903]

Anthony Trollope It is surprising how quickly a people can reconcile themselves to altered circumstances, when the change comes upon them without the necessity of any expressed opinion on their own part. North America by Anthony Trollope

George Gissing Even as his brother Richard could not rest unless he was prominent as an agitator, so it became a necessity to ‘Arry to lead in the gin-palace and the music-hall. Demos by George Gissing [1886]

Victor Hugo He felt the necessity of so ordering matters that the admission of Gwynplaine should take place without any hitch, and like that of any other successor to the peerage. The Man Who Laughs by Victor Hugo [1869]

Francis Bacon Yet in all these cases some notions are of necessity a little better than others, in proportion to the greater variety of subjects that fall within the range of the human sense. The New Organon by Francis Bacon [1620]

Oscar Wilde Each class would have preached the importance of those virtues, for whose exercise there was no necessity in their own lives. The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde [1891]

Henry Fielding So that we must of necessity conclude that the ship was either bewinded or bewitched. Journal of a Voyage to Lisbon by Henry Fielding

I hadn’t the heart on your account, Dr. Perry, to hurry matters faster than necessity compels. The House of the Whispering Pines by Anna Katharine Green

Henry James She was not fast, nor emancipated, nor crude, nor loud, and there wasn’t in her, of necessity at least, a grain of the stuff of which the adventuress is made. Pandora by Henry James [1884]

While Bruce Cumberland was talking to me about the necessity of caution. Many Dimensions by Charles Williams [1931]

He surprised me right enough, and there was no necessity for pretence on my part. Gentlemen of Crime by Arthur Gask [1932]

Ralph Waldo Emerson I should have done no good if I had been under the necessity of conforming to the notions of another person. Representative Men by Ralph Waldo Emerson [1850]

Anne Bronte Lowborough was quite infatuated — not willingly, but of necessity — he was always resolving to give it up, and always breaking his resolutions. The Tenant of Wildfell Hall by Anne Bronte [1848]

Louis Pasteur No doubt oxygen is not entirely absent from the first; nay, its limited presence is even a necessity to the manifestation of the phenomena which follow. The physiological theory of fermentation by Louis Pasteur

Olive Schreiner We see no reason either, why this should be; there is nothing in the nature of the reproductive function in the female human which of necessity implies such superiority. Woman and Labour by Olive Schreiner

George MacDonald I leapt to my feet: here was the warmth I sought — the first necessity of life! I sped back to my helpless charge. Lilith by George MacDonald

H. Rider Haggard But what chiefly vexed her proud nature was the necessity of concealment, and all its attendant petty falsehoods and subterfuges. Dawn by H. Rider Haggard

Ivan Turgenev Do you hear?’ The entrance of Madame Milovidov saved Aratov from the necessity of a reply. Dream tales and prose poems by Ivan Turgenev

Anthony Trollope Taxes will be very high, and the people will recognize the necessity of having honest men to look after them. North America by Anthony Trollope

It was the occasion for a national holiday, but Carlier had a fit of rage over it and talked about the necessity of exterminating all the niggers before the country could be made habitable. Tales of Unrest by Joseph Conrad [1898]

John Lewis Burckhard No man can ever refuse to charge his camel with part of such load, if necessity demands it, and his own camel is strong enough. Travels in Nubia by John Lewis Burckhard

I never saw on any face, no, not on the stage, at the climax of the most heart-rending tragedy, a greater accumulation of mortal passion struggling with the imperative necessity for restraint. The Circular Study by Anna Katharine Green

Wilkie Collins The record of this event will of necessity produce conflicting impressions. Little Novels by Wilkie Collins [1887]

G. K. Chesterton To Browning it came once, and he devoted his greatest poem to a suggestion of how such a necessity may come to any man who is worthy to live. Robert Browning by G. K. Chesterton [1903]

Edith Wharton It was no comfort to reflect that Fairford would probably continue to say nothing! But necessity made light of these twinges, and Ralph set his teeth and cabled. The Custom of the Country by Edith Wharton [1913]

Surrounded by enemies and in the midst of a lake where there are few fish, necessity and industry compelled them to form floating fields and gardens on the bosom of the waters. Life in Mexico by Frances Calderon de la Barca [1843]

By this means the peasants were relieved from the necessity of carrying burdens, and the soldiers were well supplied with necessaries. The Secret History of the Court of Justinian by Procopius [1896]

H. G. Wells The necessity of fleeing Parkson became urgent — Lewisham’s temper under these multitudinous stresses was going. Love and Mr Lewisham by H. G. Wells [1900]

Rudyard Kipling Food is the vital necessity to men in hard work. Limits and Renewals by Rudyard Kipling [1932]

Anthony Trollope To men such a necessity is always grievous. The Claverings by Anthony Trollope

Kate Chopin One of the grievances of his life was the necessity under which he found himself of protecting his treasure from the Philistine abuse and contempt of his wife. At Fault by Kate Chopin

William Makepeace Thackeray Hence my account of the society in which I at present found myself must of necessity be short; and, indeed, the recollection of it is profoundly disagreeable to me. The Memoires of Barry Lyndon by William Makepeace Thackeray [1852]

Mark Twain Pretty soon he sighs and shakes his head; then sighs again, and says: “No, it wouldn’t do — there ain’t necessity enough for it. The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain

Wilkie Collins He then impressed on her the necessity in future life, when she grew up, of always having the price of her fare ready before it was wanted, to prevent unnecessary delay. Basil by Wilkie Collins [1852]

Gertrude Stein Will I. Yes and there is no necessity the explanation is not in your walking first of walking last of walking beside me the only reason that there is plenty of room is that I choose it. Geography and Plays by Gertrude Stein

Stephen Lucius Gwynn Friends of Moore’s fame will rejoice that he acted in so scrupulous a spirit, but the necessity is to be deplored. Thomas Moore by Stephen Lucius Gwynn [1905]

Maria Edgeworth From want of time, and from the immense quantity that nevertheless must be known, comes the necessity, the unavoidable necessity of being superficial. Helen by Maria Edgeworth

My time is always so fully occupied, that I was glad to escape the necessity of a day’s loss in going from Audley to London to inquire about the young lady’s qualifications. Lady Audley’s Secret by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1862]

Ford Madox Ford She imagined cabling Schatzweiler — about the four stains on the skirt and the necessity for elegant lying-in gowns. Last Post by Ford Madox Ford [1928]

Anthony Trollope A few parrot words had been learned as to the expediency of fitting the great and increasing Church of England to the growing necessity of the age. Phineas Redux by Anthony Trollope

Theodore Dreiser It was either “bear” or “bull,” and of necessity he was “bull. The Financier by Theodore Dreiser

Jules Verne The doctor responded, with much dignity, that the moon made her provincial tour every thousand years, feeling the necessity of showing herself nearer at hand to her worshippers. Five Weeks in a Balloon by Jules Verne [1869]

Ralph Waldo Emerson There is a necessity on them to be logical. English Traits by Ralph Waldo Emerson [1856]

Edgar Allan Poe His intellect was of that order to which the attainment of knowledge is less a labor than a necessity and an intuition. Tales of Natural Beauty by Edgar Allan Poe

Wilkie Collins Common humanity made it an act of necessity to say something to her. The New Magdalen by Wilkie Collins [1873]

On the contrary, I should not be displeased at her being permitted to use some art, not to elude punishment in case of disobedience, but to exempt herself from the necessity of obeying. A Vindication of the Rights of Woman by Mary Wollstonecraft [1792]

George Eliot There were some Dodsons less like the family than others, that was admitted; but in so far as they were “kin,” they were of necessity better than those who were “no kin. The Mill on the Floss by George Eliot [1860]

No priest, it would seem, of necessity officiated at these little services. A Thousand Miles up the Nile by Amelia B. Edwards [1877]

Nathaniel Hawthorne When, therefore, the yearning for seclusion becomes a necessity within me, I am drawn to the seashore which extends its line of rude rocks and seldom-trodden sands for leagues around our bay. Twice-Told Tales by Nathaniel Hawthorne [1842]

Thomas Paine The necessity of the case, and the importance of the consequences, admit no delay from a friend, no apology from an enemy. The American Crisis by Thomas Paine

Wilkie Collins Still, there was a necessity for doing something. The Moonstone by Wilkie Collins [1868]

Ford Madox Ford Its suggestion wasn’t to be combated by the idea of Vincent Macmaster himself: he was, she felt, the sort of man that it was almost a necessity for either mistress or comrade to betray. Some Do Not . . . by Ford Madox Ford [1924]

Solitude was a necessity of her being, she told Mr. Horton, when he recommended that she should have some one always in attendance upon her. Phantom Fortune by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1883]

Thomas Carlyle By a course too clear, by a necessity too evident, that People will come into the hands of the unworthy; and either turn on its bad career, or stagger downwards to ruin and abolition. Latter-Day Pamphlets by Thomas Carlyle

Walter Scott This she was under the necessity of accepting, and returned accordingly to the apartments of state, where an event occurred immediately afterwards, which must be transferred to the next chapter. Peveril of the Peak by Walter Scott [1822]

Rudyard Kipling By the way, in Council there seems to be no necessity for a form of address. City of Dreadful Night by Rudyard Kipling [1891]

George Gissing Alma felt no appetite, but the necessity of supporting her strength obliged her to choose some suitable refreshment. The Whirlpool by George Gissing [1896]

The necessity of saying something, the perplexity of having nothing to say, and a desire of being witty, are three circumstances which alone are capable of making even the greatest writer ridiculous. Letters on England by Voltaire [1734]

George Meredith They could not guess what necessity urged Mr. Pole to assert his locked-up self so vehemently; but it certainly made the stranger shine with a beautiful mild lustre. Sandra Belloni by George Meredith [1887]

Had he not been such a profound politico, a man of stratagems, there would have been a necessity to go down and see. Romance by Joseph Conrad and Ford Madox Ford [1903]

Wilkie Collins You heard him sneer at my presuming to be scrupulous — you heard him say I had made a virtue of necessity in marrying him. The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins [1860]

Frederick Marryat He then pointed out the necessity of immediately abandoning the house, as it would be impossible to oppose the troopers. Children of the New Forest by Frederick Marryat [1847]

Walter Scott I was under the cursed necessity of suppressing my feelings towards Murdockson; my life was in the hag’s hand — that I cared not for; but on my life hung that of your sister. The Heart of Mid-Lothian by Walter Scott [1818]

Ralph Waldo Emerson The necessity of his position required a hospitality to every sort of talent, and its appointment to trusts; and his feeling went along with this policy. Representative Men by Ralph Waldo Emerson [1850]

Jacques Futrelle Of necessity Mr. Herbert was drawn from that exclusiveness, to a certain extent by his participation in football. The Chase of the Golden Plate by Jacques Futrelle [1906]

When Captain Hagberd vaunted the necessity and propriety of a home and the delights of one’s own fireside, she smiled a little, with her lips only. To-morrow by Joseph Conrad [1902]

Anthony Trollope They knew that Scarborough was about to pay the money, so that he might escape a lawsuit, which might go against him; but then they also wished to avoid the necessity of bringing the lawsuit. Mr. Scarborough's Family by Anthony Trollope [1883]

Anthony Trollope The trouble must be discussed from time to time, but the necessity of enduring it may be taken for granted. Dr. Wortle’s school by Anthony Trollope

F. Scott Fitzgerald And this spectre stands right beside the one logical necessity of Tolstoi’s, and the other logical necessity of Nietzsche’s —” Amory broke off suddenly. This Side of Paradise by F. Scott Fitzgerald

Wilkie Collins When Amelius offered him a chair, he took it with a mysterious sigh; mournfully resigned to the sad necessity of sitting down. The Fallen Leaves by Wilkie Collins [1879]

G. K. Chesterton But the actual theory of non-resistance itself, with all its kindred theories, is not, I think, characterised by that intellectual obviousness and necessity which its supporters claim for it. Varied Types by G. K. Chesterton [1903]

Walter Scott Stern necessity gave my manhood that prudence which my youth was a stranger to. Chronicles of the Canongate by Walter Scott [1827]

George Gissing She wished even to avoid the necessity of telling him where she was going. The Odd Women by George Gissing [1892]

Protection is the first necessity of opulence and luxury. The Secret Agent by Joseph Conrad [1907]

Bruno and the child kept always along the course of the water, walking in its bed or climbing its banks as necessity made them. Signa by Ouida

There is necessity in these things. Chance by Joseph Conrad [1913]

Isabella Bird Scarcely had we left when he found that he had been robbed of a fine pair of binocular glasses, almost a necessity under the circumstances. Journeys in Persia and Kurdistan by Isabella Bird [1891]

In a life spent in such profound seclusion, so remote from the busy interests of the world, this beloved companionship had become a necessity to her. Phantom Fortune by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1883]

John Locke I mention this, not out of any great necessity there is in this present argument to distinguish nicely between natural and acquired antipathies; but I take notice of it for another purpose, viz. An Essay Concerning Human Understanding by John Locke [1690]

This necessity of every moment brought home to Captain Whalley’s heart the humiliation of his falsehood. End of the Tether by Joseph Conrad [1902]

It made him hesitate; but the necessity of the moment, and a word from Martial, decided him. The Honor of the Name by Émile Gaboriau

The necessity within him tore at his lips. Tales of Unrest by Joseph Conrad [1898]

E. Phillips Oppenheim Besides which, if you will forgive my saying so, there does not seem to be the least necessity for it. Mysterious Mr. Sabin by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1898]

It would show on the bathroom scales at the end of the week, but who cared? The thought of the scales reminded her of the civilised and cultured necessity of having a bath. Miss Pym Disposes by Josephine Tey

Baldwin Spencer It has no reference of necessity to that of either the father or mother, nor is it concerned in any way with the marriage system. Native tribes of the Northern Territory of Australia by Baldwin Spencer

Mr. Jones was tired of lying down when there was no necessity for it. Victory by Joseph Conrad [1914]

Isabella Bird Smoking seems a necessity rather than a luxury in Persia, and is one of the great features of social life. Journeys in Persia and Kurdistan by Isabella Bird [1891]

George Gissing Though there appeared no necessity for the step, he insisted on their once more seeking new lodgings, and, before the removal, he destroyed all his medals and moulds. The Nether World by George Gissing [1888]

Thomas Hardy Will you fix the day? When is it to be? and shall it take place at a registrar’s office, since there is no necessity for having the sacred part over again?’ ‘I’ll think,’ replied she. Two on a Tower by Thomas Hardy [1895]

They were not of necessity letters written entirely to or by members of the Titchley and Herries families, although these formed the larger portion of them. Rogue Herries by Hugh Walpole [1930]

Edgar Allan Poe P. You say that “but for the necessity of the rudimental life, there would have been no stars. Tales of Science by Edgar Allan Poe

Algernon Blackwood To forecast our future life, constructing it of necessity upon this earthly sensory experience, is an occupation for those who have neither faith nor imagination. The Garden of Survival by Algernon Blackwood [1918]

George Gissing The necessity of donning society’s uniform always drew many growls from him; he never felt at his ease in it, and had a suspicion that he looked ridiculous. The Emancipated by George Gissing [1889]

Fine clothes were a necessity — and music — and a household with a certain state. Elizabeth and Essex by Lytton Strachey [1928]

E. Phillips Oppenheim There is no necessity for you to bother your head about the financial side of the business. The Passionate Quest by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1924]

Anthony Trollope There was no necessity to knock at their sitting-room door, for it was wide open. Tales of all countries by Anthony Trollope

Anthony Trollope It is the first necessity of life, and gives the only hope of wealth. North America by Anthony Trollope

Elizabeth Gaskell I am sad — very sad — at the thoughts of leaving home; but duty — necessity — these are stern mistresses, who will not be disobeyed. The Life of Charlotte Bronte by Elizabeth Gaskell [1857]

Wilkie Collins It spares me the sad necessity of confessing what I have suffered. The Legacy of Cain by Wilkie Collins [1889]

Robert Green Ingersoll Therefore, in the nature of things, there cannot be a last cause, for the reason that a so-called last cause would necessarily produce an effect, and that effect must of necessity become a cause. The Gods by Robert Green Ingersoll

Gertrude Stein A hideous south west is always a climb in aged seldom succeeded flavoring untimely, necessity white, hour in a glaze. Geography and Plays by Gertrude Stein

Thomas Paine The necessity of always fitting our internal police to the circumstances of the times we live in, is something so strikingly obvious, that no sufficient objection can be made against it. The American Crisis by Thomas Paine

E. Phillips Oppenheim There was no necessity at all for Audrey to go on working and she had to get her clothes. The Strange Boarders of Palace Crescent by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1934]

Anthony Trollope When one wants to be natural, of necessity one comes the reverse of natural. Phineas Redux by Anthony Trollope

Anthony Trollope The house in Green Street, no doubt, was small, but room it was thought could be made, at any rate till the necessity had come for various cribs and various cradles. Ayala’s Angel by Anthony Trollope

Walter Scott He preached to his colleagues of the privy council the necessity of using conciliatory measures with young men, whose blood and temper were hot, and their experience of life limited. The Bride of Lammermoor by Walter Scott [1819]

Leon Trotsky The necessity of explaining to them what had happened was most imperative; Lenin and I had discussed this necessity more than once but no one had any time to spare. My Life by Leon Trotsky

George Gissing That she was acting distress and penitence he could hardly believe; indeed, there was no necessity to accuse her of dishonest behaviour. The Paying Guest by George Gissing [1895]

It grates painfully on our nerves to contemplate the necessity of any well-bred woman’s earning a livelihood by useful work. The Theory of the Leisure Class by Thorstein Veblen

The necessity is from nature as well as custom, and is not lately introduced or founded only on opinion. Symposiacs by Plutarch

Tobias Smolle But the young ‘squire said this practitioner was an ignorantaccio, that there was a fracture in the cranium, and that there was a necessity for having him trepanned without loss of time. The Expedition of Humphry Clinker by Tobias Smolle

He had two hours for his interview with Nancy Woolper, and his drive from Bayswater to London Bridge. He had tasted nothing since daybreak; but the necessity to eat and drink never occurred to him. Charlotte’s Inheritance by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1868]

Gustave Flauber But how were they to make the necessity of an interminable battle understood by all these disheartened people, who were still bleeding from their wounds. Salammbo by Gustave Flauber

He would not have been condemned to lead an idle life for the world; but there was no necessity for his being always at it. East Lynne by Ellen Wood [1861]

The phenomenon turns into one of tension simply, or of necessity succumbed-to, according as the opposing power is only equal, or is superior to ourselves. Essays in Radical Empiricism by William James

All she herself had taught them was an unaffected manner and the necessity of becoming married. Tiny Luttrell by E. W. Hornung [1893]

This was often done, too, when we were lying in port with two anchors down, and no necessity for more than one man on deck as a lookout. Two Years Before the Mast by Richard Henry Dana [1840]

Francis Bacon Beware of sudden change, in any great point of diet, and, if necessity inforce it, fit the rest to it. The Essays by Francis Bacon [1601]

Charles Dickens I yield to you from necessity too; from policy besides; and because of feelings that have been a pretty long time working within me. The Old Curiosity Shop by Charles Dickens [1840]

H. G. Wells A point Chiffan made that seemed fresh to Rud was the necessity for invading and “capturing” already existing groups and parties. The Holy Terror by H. G. Wells [1939]

Once we have taken in the features of this diagram that so successfully solves the world-old problem, the older ways of proving the necessity of judgments cease to give us satisfaction. A Pluralistic Universe by William James [1909]

George Meredith Prove them sins, and the suffering is of necessity everlasting, his insomnia logic insisted. The Amazing Marriage by George Meredith [1895]

Anthony Trollope They had no coffee room at the Bull, and strangers who came that way were of necessity shown into that in which the gentlemen of the road were wont to relax themselves. The Vicar of Bullhampton by Anthony Trollope [1870]

George Gissing He tasted something of the tranquil self-content which makes life so enjoyable when one has never seen a necessity for shaping original remarks. Born in Exile by George Gissing [1891]

Wilkie Collins She turned, and found herself face to face with one of her suitors at Maplesworth. I am informed that there is no necessity now for my suppressing the name. Little Novels by Wilkie Collins [1887]

George Gissing The necessity of clutching at his hat might have explained Norbert’s silence for a moment; but he strode on without speaking. Will Warburton by George Gissing [1903]

George Gissing If not, that disagreeable necessity must be faced. The Paying Guest by George Gissing [1895]

Olaf Stapledon From their ambiguity arises a danger that the necessity in them, which is in fact merely a logical consequence of a definition, may seem to be a necessity somehow belonging to the objective world. Philosophy and Living by Olaf Stapledon [1939]

Anthony Trollope No necessity for caution presented itself to him. Castle Richmond by Anthony Trollope

Uncle will return in a few days, and then all communication with one who, however prepossessing, is of a family and race with whom it is impossible for us to unite ourselves, must of necessity cease. The Leavenworth Case by Anna Katharine Green

Julian Hawthorne Yet the girl loved him, and was very beautiful; much of their time was of necessity passed in each other’s society; and in the end the sin was sinned. The Laughing Mill by Julian Hawthorne

And here I would desire earnestly to enforce the necessity of persevering with the antiseptic application in spite of the appearance of suppuration, so long as other symptoms are favorable. On the Antiseptic Principle of the Practice of Surgery by Joseph Lister [1867]

Catherine Helen Spence The mass of the people felt religion to be a necessity of their nature. A Week in the Future by Catherine Helen Spence

Anthony Trollope The man, however, was so much at his ease that there was no necessity for her to exert herself. The Prime Minister by Anthony Trollope

Anthony Trollope There was no secret — no necessity for a secret on the subject between the mother and daughter, but yet it was not spoken of all at once. Tales of all countries by Anthony Trollope

Wilkie Collins Never had she felt so certain of the urgent necessity of appealing to Sir Patrick’s advice as she felt at that moment. Man and Wife by Wilkie Collins [1870]

Wilkie Collins Before I meet him, let me tell you what the necessity which has parted us really is. Poor Miss Finch by Wilkie Collins [1872]

E. F. Benson And nothing else was of any importance compared to the one necessity that he must get to his cabin without any further delay, and leave Maud unsuspicious, and giving thanks in her fool’s heart. The House of Defence by E. F. Benson [1906]

D. H. Lawrence Without any moral necessity or any other necessity. Aaron’s Rod by D. H. Lawrence

Anthony Trollope She knew that she was associating with men very different from those at home where young men were supposed to be under the necessity of earning their bread. The Duke’s Children by Anthony Trollope

Theodore Dreiser The necessity of a final conferencee between Butler, Mollenhauer, and Simpson was speedily reached, for this situation was hourly growing more serious. The Financier by Theodore Dreiser

Walter Scott In short, however clear the little Mary’s right to the possessions of her father, her mother saw the necessity of giving way, at least for the time, to the usurpation of her uncle. The Monastery by Walter Scott [1820]

Frances Hodgson Burnett If under the stress of necessity I begin to do all three, my doctors will say that mental exaltation and will power have caused the change. Robin by Frances Hodgson Burnett [1922]

Washington Irving The custom remained after the wars were at an end, and what originated in necessity was kept up through ostentation. The Alhambra by Washington Irving

Wilkie Collins The necessity of sparing Laura any sudden knowledge of the truth was the first consideration which the letter suggested to me. The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins [1860]

Anatole France But a doubt is hardly permissible; a philosopher will soundly opine that hunger is for these unhappy ones a more pressing necessity than love. At the Sign of the Reine Pédauque by Anatole France

Isabella Bird Sunday was windy, with a gray sky, and the necessity of getting over the Ghazloo Pass before the weather absolutely broke was urged upon me by all. Journeys in Persia and Kurdistan by Isabella Bird [1891]

George Berkeley Qu. Whether necessity is not to be hearkened to before convenience, and convenience before luxury? 64. The Querist by George Berkeley [1735]

I, on the contrary, of necessity say, ‘The minority is always right. Henrik Ibsen by Edmund Gosse

Ralph Waldo Emerson We are sure, that, though we know not how, necessity does comport with liberty, the individual with the world, my polarity with the spirit of the times. The Conduct of Life by Ralph Waldo Emerson [1860]

Charles Stur The day being exceedingly hot I stopped at one, rather from necessity than inclination, having travelled 12 or 14 miles. Narrative of an expedition into Central Australia by Charles Stur

This is the worst part of the day for man and beast, especially for the mules — hence the necessity of early rising. The Land of Midian by Richard F. Burton [1879]

He was very angry, and it is perhaps not surprising that he did not pause to consider how far his anger was due to the humiliating necessity of speaking to her about it. The hesitation of Miss Anderson by Sara Jeannette Duncan [1903]

Wilkie Collins After another civil speech about the information I had procured at Brighton, she hinted that there was a necessity for pushing our inquiries a little further. No Name by Wilkie Collins [1862]

George Meredith There never was necessity for accuracy of line in the portraiture of women. The Tragic Comedians by George Meredith [1880]

George Meredith Her dark eyelashes on the pallor of her cheeks lent their aid to the transformation, which was a necessity to him, so it was performed. The Egoist by George Meredith [1879]

Anthony Trollope The necessity of not striking her colours was forced upon her by the warfare to which she was subjected. The Belton Estate by Anthony Trollope

Wilkie Collins Mrs. Payson was old enough to speak plainly, as well as seriously, to Amelius of the absolute necessity of separating himself from Simple Sally, without any needless delay. The Fallen Leaves by Wilkie Collins [1879]

Niccolo Machiavelli In addition to this, if the infantry, who are the nerve of the army, are well organized, of necessity it happens that good cavalry be created. The Art of War by Niccolo Machiavelli [1520]

H. G. Wells It is that common impersonal will and sense of necessity of which Science is the best understood and most typical aspect. The World Set Free by H. G. Wells [1914]

William Morris The multiplication of labour has become a necessity for us, and as long as that goes on no ingenuity in the invention of machines will be of any real use to us. Signs of Change by William Morris [1888]

Virginia Woolf That serves to explain in part the necessity that women so often are to men. A room of one’s own by Virginia Woolf [1929]

Nothing but the iron link of necessity could have bound me to you even for a moment. Melmoth the Wanderer by Charles Maturin [1820]

Mark Twain Any body’s and every body’s notion of a pleasure excursion is that the parties to it will of a necessity be young and giddy and somewhat boisterous. The Innocents Abroad by Mark Twain

There appeared no necessity for any arbitrary selection of these emigrants; there was always a sufficient number who volunteered to depart. The Coming Race by Edward Bulwer-Lytton [1871]

If technical education is to be carried out on the scale at present contemplated, this particular necessity must be specially and most seriously provided for. Science and Education by Thomas Henry Huxley

George Gissing If there had been any——” The voice sank, and Hilliard could only gather from observance of the man’s face that he was excusing himself in fervent tones for the necessity of departure. Eve's Ransom by George Gissing [1894]

John Hill Burton Hence comes the necessity for a provision for the poor, that the unfortunate may be preserved from death by starvation. Introduction to the Study of the Works of Jeremy Bentham by John Hill Burton

D. H. Lawrence In function and process, one man, one part, must of necessity be subordinate to another. Women in Love by D. H. Lawrence

George Gissing It was very leisurely reading, for no necessity spurred him on. Sleeping Fires by George Gissing [1896]

Edmund Burke Justice is grave and decorous, and in its punishments rather seems to submit to a necessity than to make a choice. Reflections on the Revolution in France by Edmund Burke [1790]