Phrases with "need"

R. D. Blackmore But now we are getting on in life, and we need not have much to do with one another. Mary Anerley by R. D. Blackmore [1880]

Wherefore I say — and I will cry it on the housetops — that there is need of a harsh broom and a strong broom in England.” “Doubtless,” said Tobias. “I have long pled for such a broom. The Blanket of the Dark by John Buchan [1931]

Carrados did not need to hear the local saying: “Half brothers: whole haters; like the Whitmarshes,” to read the situation. Max Carrados by Ernest Bramah [1914]

H. G. Wells But she reproached herself that he should have had to discover this need for himself. Meanwhile by H. G. Wells [1927]

I need not send Graham away — he can live here; he will be no inconvenience,” she alleged with that simplicity of phraseology which at times was wont to make both her father and Graham smile. Villette by Charlotte Brontë [1853]

Mark Twain They need no fumigation themselves. The Innocents Abroad by Mark Twain

H. Rider Haggard Oh, merciful God ——” “Have pity! What need for pity? Were you not married yesterday?” and he laughed bitterly. Dawn by H. Rider Haggard

Arthur Conan Doyle However, Doctor, I need not warn you to be careful. The Sign of Four by Arthur Conan Doyle [1890]

You will each of you have special duties assigned to you, and I need not say that I feel sure you will fulfil them to the very best of your ability. The Beautiful White Devil by Guy Boothby [1897]

Willa Cather Won’t need you for anything else, thank you all the same. The Song of the Lark by Willa Cather [1915]

Gertrude Stein She might completely need this thing, need being married. Geography and Plays by Gertrude Stein

Virginia Woolf Above all — I need not say it —-she was pure. The Death of the Moth and other essays by Virginia Woolf [1942]

H. Rider Haggard Here the sights and scenes were such as need not be described. The People of the Mist by H. Rider Haggard

Maria Edgeworth I need not say that this conversation was immediately interesting, for he spoke of Berenice. His thanks to me were, I thought, peculiarly gentlemanlike, neither too much nor too little. Harrington by Maria Edgeworth

This has been proved in such full detail by Godron and Quatrefages, that I need here only refer to their works. The Descent of Man by Charles Darwin

John Locke To see how arbitrarily these essences of mixed modes are made by the mind, we need but take a view of almost any of them. An Essay Concerning Human Understanding by John Locke [1690]

Nor need the burden of obligation be all on your side: you can give that proverb a good character among your friends — a thing that few people will do for any proverb. A Bride from the Bush by E. W. Hornung [1890]

Nothing need be cut but the lacing, which could be replaced. The Eye of Osiris by R. Austin Freeman [1911]

John Galsworthy With this sleepy Satan at his elbow, he felt in need of faith. To Let by John Galsworthy

D. H. Lawrence So long as Emily need not think about her actions, she had a large, free grace; and the swing and rhythm and time were imparted through her senses rather than through her intelligence. The White Peacock by D. H. Lawrence

There was no need of classes or prizes to stimulate his reading, no need of organized games to provide an outlet for his energies or to fill his leisure time. Victorian Worthies by George Henry Blore

Rudyard Kipling Twenty — a hundred, if need be — will have seen me slay that boy. Kim by Rudyard Kipling [1901]

Arthur Conan Doyle To prevent any painful thoughts, I may assure you once for all, dear, that it is nothing of which I need be ashamed. The Sealed Room by Arthur Conan Doyle [1898]

I need not say that it is quite hopeless to look for testimonial evidence of evolution. Lectures on Evolution by Thomas Henry Huxley

Robert Louis Stevenson Mary, ye girzie,’ he interrupted himself to cry with some asperity, ‘what for hae ye no put out the twa candlesticks?’ 2 Clock ‘Why should we need them at high noon?’ she asked. The Merry Men by Robert Louis Stevenson

Walter Scott I need not describe him to you, for — do not look round — he rides behind us at this moment. Redgauntlet by Walter Scott [1824]

Five dollars won’t last forever, and, besides, I’m in need of new togs. Agatha Webb by Anna Katharine Green

Wilkie Collins No need to hurry him; he drove, unasked, at the top of his horse’s speed. Man and Wife by Wilkie Collins [1870]

This is a special night in my life, and I need it, I need it, I tell you, to spend as I will. The Old Stone House and other stories by Anna Katharine Green

He had done ten times as much for them now as he had any need to, and she had made him give her his solemn word that he would do no more. The Rise of Silas Lapham by William Dean Howells

Edgar Allan Poe In enforcing a truth we need severity rather than efflorescence of language. The Poetic Principle by Edgar Allan Poe [1848]

William Makepeace Thackeray She said she had been a servant — and there was no need of asking anything more about her story. The Irish Sketch Book by William Makepeace Thackeray [1843]

Nellie Bly I found the jurors to be gentlemen, and that I need not tremble before their twenty-three august presences. Ten Days in a Mad-House by Nellie Bly

Jane Austen From Monday next to Saturday, I assure you we have not a disengaged day! — A woman with fewer resources than I have, need not have been at a loss. Emma by Jane Austen [1816]

George Meredith I need not say good appetite to you after your walk. The Amazing Marriage by George Meredith [1895]

William Makepeace Thackeray My aunt, I need not say, is rich; and I thought I might be her heir as well as another. The History of Samuel Titmarsh and the Great Hoggarty Diamond by William Makepeace Thackeray

Anthony Trollope In answer to this, they all assured her that she need not trouble herself on that head. Miss Mackenzie by Anthony Trollope [1865]

William Makepeace Thackeray I need not say how the departure of my dear parent, and her children, left me sad and lonely. The Fatal Boots by William Makepeace Thackeray [1839]

George Meredith He spoke to Fenellan of hunger for dinner, a need for it; singular in one whose appetite ran to the stroke of the hour abreast with Armandine’s kitchen-clock. One of our Conquerors by George Meredith [1891]

Thomas Hobbes There is no other act of man's mind, that I can remember, naturally planted in him, so as to need no other thing to the exercise of it but to be born a man, and live with the use of his five senses. Leviathan by Thomas Hobbes

George Gissing Send some one round when she’s stirring, will you?” Ida, to get rid of her troublesome though well-meaning attendant, had promised to lie down, but she had no need of sleep. The Unclassed by George Gissing [1883]

You need not fear for my future. Run to Earth by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1868]

I need not remind you how much farther the voice is heard singing than speaking. The Room in the Dragon Volant by J. Sheridan LeFanu

I need not, however, repeat what I have said on this head in the fourth chapter. The Descent of Man by Charles Darwin

Anthony Trollope And, Harry, tell your wife I shall write to her occasionally — once a year, or something like that, so that she need not be afraid. The Claverings by Anthony Trollope

Anthony Trollope You need not go into that any further, except that you should know that it was all my fault. The Prime Minister by Anthony Trollope

Thomas Love Peacock We have quite virtue enough to need him not, and can drink our sack for ourselves. Maid Marian by Thomas Love Peacock

Anthony Trollope We need not, I suppose, become like pigs because M. Urmand has come from Basle.’ ‘No; we need not be like pigs,’ said Madame Voss. ‘Come into my room a moment, Marie. I want to speak to you. The Golden Lion of Granpere by Anthony Trollope

Walter Besant I need not speak of his powers wholly with admiration, because their exercise had led him, as will presently be seen, to disgrace and almost to ruin. Dorothy Forster by Walter Besant [1884]

Having cleared a plateful, I became so far humanized as to intimate to Mr. Hunsden “that he need not sit there staring, but might come to the table and do as I did, if he liked. The Professor by Charlotte Bronte [1857]

Anthony Trollope I have aged so much —” “You need not go on,” said Lady Clavering. “The rest is about nothing that signifies. The Claverings by Anthony Trollope

I felt the need of blinding him to my condition. The House of the Whispering Pines by Anna Katharine Green

Mak’ your peace wi’ the Kirk — submit yoursel’ to the Presbytery — ye need gie up nane o’ your views, but submit yoursel’ to the lawfu’ authority. Witch Wood by John Buchan [1927]

D. H. Lawrence He need not have troubled himself. The White Peacock by D. H. Lawrence

G. K. Chesterton The question, however, need not detain us, for the batch of plays contained two others about which it is easier to speak. George Bernard Shaw by G. K. Chesterton [1909]

Robert Green Ingersoll And if the frosts kill all, we have railroads and steamship — enough to bring what we need from some other part of the world. Lectures by Robert Green Ingersoll

Theodore Dreiser There is need of defining these statements in so far as they apply to Aileen. It would scarcely be fair to describe her nature as being definitely sensual at this time. The Financier by Theodore Dreiser

The work being done, there was no need for him to stop on the spot. The Crowned Skull by Fergus Hume

Persia does not need any foreign corn until after that. The Fiend’s Delight by Ambrose Bierce [1873]

R. D. Blackmore Even of that there is not much danger, for we common sailors need not go within hail of those grandees, unless it comes to boat-work. Mary Anerley by R. D. Blackmore [1880]

Thomas Hardy The squire came rather farther into the dark with them than he need have done, and wished Rosa good-night in a mysterious manner, slightly apart from the rest. Life’s Little Ironies by Thomas Hardy

George Gissing She wished Liddy could have remained at home with her this afternoon, for she had a need of companionship, of a sort of help. Thyrza by George Gissing [1887]

Anthony Trollope And when we consider what Harold had himself achieved, we need not be surprised that he himself was somewhat elated also. Framley Parsonage by Anthony Trollope

You understand, Baisemeaux, sentence of death!” “You need not ask me whether I understand. The Man in the Iron Mask by Alexandre Dumas [1850]

Henry James You’ll need it the next time you go to America.” “I shall probably never go again. Portrait of a Lady by Henry James [1881]

George Meredith I must own (though I need not be told what odium frowns on such a pretension to excess of cleverness) that I do know why. Sandra Belloni by George Meredith [1887]

The smile faded from aer face, and its place was taken by such a look of unearthly pain and sorrow that Maskull had no need to press his question. A Voyage to Arcturus by David Lindsay [1920]

She could play Mendelssohn and Beethoven — plaintive sonatas; tender songs, that had no need of words to expound the mystic meaning of the music. John Marchmont’s Legacy by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1862]

I don’t need to tell you that I want peace. Ten Days That Shook the World by John Reed

In dealing with de Giers, Morier at any rate found no need to mumble or swallow his words. Victorian Worthies by George Henry Blore

D. H. Lawrence She need not go after him any more. The Fox by D. H. Lawrence

H.P. Lovecraft All day I had been wandering through the mystic groves of the hollow; thinking thoughts I need not discuss, and conversing with things I need not name. The Tomb (Jun 1917) by H.P. Lovecraft [1917]

It need not be supposed that all varieties or incipient species attain the rank of species. The Origin of Species by Charles Darwin

It was as if, till then, I had never felt the need to look back. Romance by Joseph Conrad and Ford Madox Ford [1903]

But when morning dawned, he found that there was no need for alarm. For the term of his natural life by Marcus Clarke [1874]

Thomas Love Peacock What need you of purse or pouch? You may sing before thieves. Maid Marian by Thomas Love Peacock

Elizabeth Gaskell You need not mention this to your papa. Wives and Daughters by Elizabeth Gaskell [1865]

Gertrude Stein Anything that is decent, anything that is present, a calm and a cook and more singularly still a shelter, all these show the need of clamor. Tender Buttons by Gertrude Stein [1914]

Henry Handel Richardson But I do know there was no need to exclude Ned and Polly from such an omnium-gatherum as this party of yours will be. Australia Felix by Henry Handel Richardson

Merely let it be arranged that we all turn in betimes in view of an early start; we three alone need know how early the start will be. Stingaree by E. W. Hornung [1905]

G. K. Chesterton As this is not a biographical study, I need not go deeply into the delicate disputes about that business; but it was admittedly at least unconventional. Robert Louis Stevenson by G. K. Chesterton [1927]

Moreover, that I may advise you (if in aught you stand in need of an adviser), take great circumspection what you say to any man, and to whom. The Works of Horace by translated literally into English prose by Christopher Smar

I remember talking to a prominent museum official in need of more public funds for the work he had in hand. The New Machiavelli by Herbert George Wells [1911]

Elizabeth Gaskell Why need yo’ go to Haytersbank this night?’ Philip reddened. Sylvia’s Lovers by Elizabeth Gaskell [1863]

Fortunately, the climate is so fine that they have no need of a fire in their houses, and only use it for cooking. Two Years Before the Mast by Richard Henry Dana [1840]

Benjamin Disraeli We need not live under the same roof, but so long as I live under his roof the world considers us united. Endymion by Benjamin Disraeli [1880]

Sir Walter Scott But I need not take much merit for acting as I ought to do. Guy Mannering by Sir Walter Scott [1815]

Henry Handel Richardson You need to say these things to some one. Maurice Guest by Henry Handel Richardson

So, I tell you straight away that in talking to me there is no need for any further untruths. The Night of the Storm by Arthur Gask [1937]

The workers could always be brought to heel by an argument that is almost too obvious to need stating: ‘Unless you do this, that, and the other we shall lose the war. Homage to Catalonia by George Orwell [1938]

As to his reported blindness, I did not need to ask; he had his sight, so there was an end of that. The True History by Lucian of Samosata

There was no need for me to help him. Greenmantle by John Buchan

Edmund Burke I need here say little of the fair sex, where I believe the point will be easily allowed me. On the Sublime and Beautiful by Edmund Burke [1757]

Nobody need argue with these people. Carlyle by John Nichol [1892]

He argued its need and the glories it might achieve with such gay and witty zeal that the travesty overcame with its humour even the swart dignity of President Losada himself. Cabbages and Kings by O. Henry [1904]

Why need you have interfered to send for me?” “I neither interfered with you, Hubert, nor sent for you. The Silent Chimes by Ellen Wood

Elizabeth Gaskell No need for ‘trying’ to love her, he said to himself — that was already done. Wives and Daughters by Elizabeth Gaskell [1865]

George Gissing I need not say that, as soon as the suspicion dawned upon me, I did my best to let him understand how far astray he was going. Will Warburton by George Gissing [1903]

Thank you, my ancient one, that’s enough!” said Coupeau. “Do you know the whole of it? You shall sing it for us another day when we need something sad. L’Assommoir by Émile Zola

My step-son Hacmon, which was sent to gather strength to awe thee if need were, rideth by now from the south with a great company. The Worm Ouroboros by E. R. Eddison [1922]

Gaston Leroux I need not say that we have supped as friends and that, if you wish it to be so, we can forget everything that has been said here. The Secret of the Night by Gaston Leroux [1913]

I need not describe the feelings of those whose dearest ties are rent by that most irreparable evil, the void that presents itself to the soul, and the despair that is exhibited on the countenance. Frankenstein by Mary Shelley [1831]

Arthur Conan Doyle Of the others, who will volunteer?” I need not say that all the unmarried officers stepped to the front. The Adventures of Gerard by Arthur Conan Doyle [1903]

Elizabeth Gaskell Once the squire roused himself to speak to the butler; he felt the need of outward stimulus — of a better vintage than usual. Wives and Daughters by Elizabeth Gaskell [1865]

Anthony Trollope The quarrel with his uncle was an old affair, arranged for him by his father before he knew how to quarrel on his own score, and therefore we need say no more about that at present. Ralph the Heir by Anthony Trollope [1871]

Anthony Trollope To recover it — to recover even the smallest chance of recovering it, there would be need of great exertion. The Duke’s Children by Anthony Trollope

With this landmark always in view, the navigator had little need of star or compass to guide his bark on her course. The History of the Conquest of Peru by William Hickling Presco

I need not follow my progress in detail. Mr Polton Explains by R. Austin Freeman [1940]

Walter Scott While he was eating, Cromwell commanded Pearson to finish his report —“You need not desist for the presence of a worthy soldier, whose spirit is as my spirit. Woodstock by Walter Scott [1855]

George Elio On the contrary, if my heart were less rebellious, and if I were less liable to temptation, I should not need that sort of self-denial. Janet’s Repentance by George Elio

And bring back food!” ‘Maria didn’t need to be told. Down and Out in Paris and London by George Orwell

Olaf Stapledon When the house is on fire we need not poets but firemen. Saints and Revolutionaries by Olaf Stapledon

If the traveler fails to find this court (for it seems now and then to be taken in and put away), he need not despair of seeing the Giralda fitly. Familiar Spanish Travels by William Dean Howells

Rudyard Kipling The engine-room was a cemetery, and it did not need the contents of the ash-lift through the skylight to make it any worse. The Day’s Work by Rudyard Kipling [1898]

Andrew Lang I will bring you every day enough food to prevent you dying of hunger, but you need never hope for freedom any more. The Yellow Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

Arthur Conan Doyle There are few questions I need ask, for I have your very clear narrative in my pocket, and I filled up the blanks when this American gentleman called. The Case Book of Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle [1927]

Andrew Lang But she jumped off and said that there was no need for that, for the horse was so well broken in that it stood still when she bade it and came when she called it. The Red Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

She could only need me through weariness and fear of loneliness. Rogue Herries by Hugh Walpole [1930]

Anthony Trollope And there is no needcertainly there is no need. The Claverings by Anthony Trollope

Wilkie Collins The postilion came to the carriage door to ask if I had further need of his services. The Two Destinies by Wilkie Collins [1876]

Guy de Maupassan I am in London, in good health, in very great need of money. The History of a Heart by Guy de Maupassan

E. Phillips Oppenheim You know—Number Eleven, Henrietta Street. You need not bring any songs. The Strange Boarders of Palace Crescent by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1934]

Sinclair Lewis And remembered that his Center would never need him again. Kingsblood Royal by Sinclair Lewis

Jules Verne An appearance would be enough to dupe the Maories, and there was no need for the terrible realities of an eruption. In Search of the Castaways by Jules Verne [1873]

Anthony Trollope Well, my father’s to blame himself; av he’d put a man like Keegan over them, or have let the land to some rough hand as would make them pay, divil a much he need care for Flannelly this day. The Macdermots of Ballycloran by Anthony Trollope [1847]

H. G. Wells But this idea I overruled because of the shortness of our provisions, and more particularly because of our urgent need of water. The World Set Free by H. G. Wells [1914]

Rudyard Kipling If ye find that the Bullock can toss you, or the heavy-browed Sambhur can gore; Ye need not stop work to inform us: we knew it ten seasons before. The Jungle Book by Rudyard Kipling [1894]

Maria Edgeworth I need not say more; for I am sure that Mrs. Somers, who is herself so well-born and well-educated, must understand and approve of mamma’s way of thinking. Madame de Fleury by Maria Edgeworth

Am I right? No, you don’t need to tell me. A Shilling for Candles by Josephine Tey [1936]

Henry Adams History had no need to ask what either might be; all it needed to know was the admission of ignorance; the mere fact of multiplicity baffling science. The Education of Henry Adams by Henry Adams [1907]

Arthur Conan Doyle Why, then, was this lady still clasping it in her left hand? Why should she carry it so carefully? She did not need to refer to it in the interview. The Case Book of Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle [1927]

R. D. Blackmore I need not be afraid of anybody but this fellow. Mary Anerley by R. D. Blackmore [1880]

Anthony Trollope Sons and daughters, as well as fathers and mothers, will know very well what he said; so I need not repeat his words. Tales of all countries by Anthony Trollope

Concerning Rivers, there be divers wonders reported of them by Authors, of such credit, that we need not deny them an Historical faith. The Compleat Angler by Izaac Walton [1653]

You need not be unhappy about any speech of his. Wyllard's Weird by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1885]

I don’t suppose but what there’s plenty would help you, if they knew you needed it, Si.” “They would if they knew I DIDN’T need it,” said Lapham sardonically. The Rise of Silas Lapham by William Dean Howells

Of his quiet life with the Mashams little more need be said. Locke by Thomas Fowler [1880]

Andrew Lang That is all you need do for the present. The Orange Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

Accordingly they gratify our theoretic need in a supremely beautiful way. The Meaning of Truth by William James

James Payn But it is the mind, and not the body, which has need of medicine. Mirk Abbey by James Payn [1866]

William Morris Now go, for there are more than enough men under this woven roof, and we need no half-men to boot. The Well At The World’s End by William Morris [1896]

There’s a breakfus’ for you! MRS MCELLIGOT: You don’t need buy a cup o’ tea all to yourself. A Clergyman’s Daughter by George Orwell

You ain’t an Englishman, and if you were, you wouldn’t need to be told. Victory by Joseph Conrad [1914]

Frances Hodgson Burnett He need not deign to tell her what had happened, and he did not. The Head of the House of Coombe by Frances Hodgson Burnett [1922]

Moreover, I need them to give relief to my common characters; and I never sacrifice them without necessity. Balzac by Frederick Lawton

Olaf Stapledon In one country alone this need was not seriously felt, or at least not recognised. Philosophy and Living by Olaf Stapledon [1939]

Jeremy Bentham Is satisfaction to be made to him? they will need to be attended to in adjusting the quantum of that satisfaction. An Introduction to the Principles of Morals and Legislation by Jeremy Bentham

H. G. Wells This appendix is reprinted separately for five cents, and it is almost all English public librarians and libraries need so far as American history goes. Mankind in the Making by H. G. Wells [1903]

But I need not dwell on this particular. Three Hundred Years Hence by Mary Griffith

Edgar Allan Poe We need now the light artillery rather than the peace-makers of the intellect. Criticism by Edgar Allan Poe

E. Phillips Oppenheim You need not look so serious about it. Mysterious Mr. Sabin by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1898]

But we need not quarrel with him violently. Notes on Life and Letters by Joseph Conrad [1921]

That he has not gone through all observations of the stars, as Aratus or some of the others, need be surprising to no one. Essays and Miscellanies by Plutarch

Shut up in the butterman’s small back-closet that he called his counting-house, Mr. Marks could be as private as need be. Breaking Down by Ellen Wood [1872]

D. H. Lawrence Integer vitae scelerisque purus —’ said Birkin. ‘There’s no need to be nasty about it,’ said Gerald. ‘It bores me. Women in Love by D. H. Lawrence

Anthony Trollope Listen to me now calmly, love, and then I need not harrow you with these thoughts again. La Vendée by Anthony Trollope

Anna Katherine Green I am a heavy sleeper, as I need to be with those cars pounding by the house every few minutes. The Mystery of the Hasty Arrow by Anna Katherine Green

At least, he won’t need professional services any longer. The Man in the Queue by Josephine Tey

It is evident that he must have been in great financial need before he would have come to make such a request. Honore de Balzac by Albert Keim and Louis Lumet [1914]

George Gissing Emily knew but one article of religion, and that bade her preserve, if need be, at the cost of life, the purity of her soul. A Life's Morning by George Gissing [1885]

His complacency was less secure, so that there was more need for self-assertion. The Heir of Redclyffe by Charlotte M. Yonge [1853]

The patent Pick-me-up having failed, and the Burtons being still in need of money, other schemes were revolved, all more or less chimerical. The Life of Sir Richard Burton by Thomas Wrigh

H. G. Wells I don’t need to be a doctor to tell you that. The Holy Terror by H. G. Wells [1939]

I am aware, reader, and you need not remind me, that it is a dreadful thing for a parson to be warlike; I am aware that he should be a man of peace. Shirley by Charlotte Bronte [1849]

She will go soon, and it need never be known, except to ourselves, Wilmot, that she was ever here. Lodore by Mary Shelley

E. Phillips Oppenheim Poor darling, are you so frightened of me? You need not be. The Strange Boarders of Palace Crescent by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1934]

Anthony Trollope I need not, however, have troubled myself much on that head, for as I walked up stairs, keeping my eye upon the precious trunk, Mr. Greene addressed me. Tales of all countries by Anthony Trollope

Arthur Conan Doyle The worse the case, the more need for my help. The Land of Mist by Arthur Conan Doyle [1926]

Olaf Stapledon So many important characteristics of this world-society need to be described that I cannot spend much time on the more obvious features of the planet and its race. Star Maker by Olaf Stapledon

Nathaniel Hawthorne Fling me away, therefore! May you never need me more! But, if otherwise, a wish — almost an unuttered wish will bring me to you!” She stood a moment, expecting a reply. The Marble Faun by Nathaniel Hawthorne [1860]

Sinclair Lewis Doremus Jessup was called into Trowbridge’s office, to hear from the chairman: “I guess the time’s come when we need Underground agents in the States with sense as well as guts. It Can’t Happen Here by Sinclair Lewis

Mark Twain I need not speak of the wonderful beauty and the exquisite grace and symmetry that have made this Mosque so celebrated — because I did not see them. The Innocents Abroad by Mark Twain

But I hope to find Mrs. Bosworth in the garden with her gouvernante, and then I need not go to the house at all. Mohawks by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1886]

Sinclair Lewis What is it we want — and need? Will Kennicott there would say that we need lots of children and hard work. Main Street by Sinclair Lewis

He had known that feeling once or twice before, at odd times; but there was no need to recall it now. War in Heaven by Charles Williams [1930]

There was no need of so much noise; the general opened his eyes quickly. The Vicomte de Bragelonne by Alexandre Dumas [1848-1850]

Jules Verne The entire week passed in a similar manner; fortunately the rein-deer and dogs had plenty of food, so that there was no need to visit them. The Fur Country by Jules Verne [1873]

Robert Louis Stevenson Hence the necessity of our meeting; for I need not remind you what enormous issues depend upon the nice adjustment of the engine. The Dynamiter by Robert Louis Stevenson

Never had temper been more entirely subdued; for surely if he could bear this, he need never fear himself again. The Heir of Redclyffe by Charlotte M. Yonge [1853]

George Gissing Take another glass of sherry; you’ll need support. The Nether World by George Gissing [1888]

It can attach itself to a church or a class, or it may work in a merely negative sense, against something or other and without the need for any positive object of loyalty. Notes on Nationalism by George Orwell [1945]

Theodore Dreiser She knew there was no need of calling there now. Sister Carrie by Theodore Dreiser

Ford Madox Ford Edward was the normal man, but there was too much of the sentimentalist about him; and society does not need too many sentimentalists. The Good Soldier by Ford Madox Ford

R. D. Blackmore And Jack was as good a boy as need be, when he got everything his own way. Mary Anerley by R. D. Blackmore [1880]

Anthony Trollope With what result, as regards Mary, need hardly be told. Doctor Thorne by Anthony Trollope

We are but charged to lay the meate before: Eate they that list, we need to doo no more. Spenser by R. W. Church [1879]

Marjorie Bowen M. du Boccage was a brute, a monster, his martyred wife was a saint, and you, Mademoiselle the governess, I need not name you — you know what you are. Forget-me-not by Marjorie Bowen [1932]

George Meredith Deeds, I need not remark, are a different body. Vittoria by George Meredith [1867]

Jules Verne Exert yourself, my man; we must have a talk about our situation, and we need a place to put our heads in. The Field of Ice by Jules Verne

I mean, tell me what I need not answer if I don’t want to, and that sort of thing. The Franchise Affair by Josephine Tey

Margaret Oliphant There ain’t a many as would have stood up for the pastor, right and wrong, and finished off with the likes of this, and the minister don’t need us to say so. Salem Chapel by Margaret Oliphant [1862]

He could not look beyond that dreary Australian exile; he could not bring his thoughts to bear upon the time that was to come afterwards, and which need be no less bright because of this delay. Fenton’s Quest by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1871]

George Gissing Of a sudden her need became powerful enough to overcome all obstacles; she knew that she must see Jane Snowdon, that she could not go home till she had done so. The Nether World by George Gissing [1888]

Theodore Dreiser This girl, this Aileen Butler, her raw youth and radiance, was nevertheless creating in him a sense of the distinguished and a need for it which had never existed in him before to the same degree. The Financier by Theodore Dreiser

Theodore Dreiser You’ll find you’ll need that. The Financier by Theodore Dreiser

The presence of domestic servants, and of the special class of body servants in an eminent degree, is a concession of physical comfort to the moral need of pecuniary decency. The Theory of the Leisure Class by Thorstein Veblen

George Gissing Northway, if need were, could and should be bought off. Denzil Quarrier by George Gissing [1891]

Anthony Trollope You did not remain single, and I suppose we need not either. Kept in the Dark by Anthony Trollope [1882]

Virginia Woolf The garden was still empty; only a man in his shirt sleeves was doing something to a tree; but she need speak to nobody. The Years by Virginia Woolf [1937]

Elizabeth Gaskell However, no need to talk about risks that lie in the way of one’s duty. Wives and Daughters by Elizabeth Gaskell [1865]