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Princeton's WordNet

  1. inevitably, necessarily, of necessity, needsadverb

    in such a manner as could not be otherwise

    "it is necessarily so"; "we must needs by objective"


  1. of necessity

    "Of necessity" is a phrase typically used to mean something that is absolutely necessary or required, typically in a specific situation or for a certain outcome to occur. It signifies that a particular action, circumstance, or condition is unavoidable or mandatory. It may also imply that the situation is compelled by the nature of things, or by rules, laws, or circumstances.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of of necessity in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of of necessity in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of of necessity in a Sentence

  1. Kristalina Georgieva:

    This is a moral imperative and an economic necessity, we have seen in the past that divergence that leads to more inequality, it creates a breeding ground for more instability in the world.

  2. Jack Dybis:

    It’s more about what the patient feels, it does make you feel better. I give fluids to people every day, so I see how it affects them. But it’s not a medical necessity, so people aren’t doing research on it. It’s a subjective thing.

  3. Tanguy Van Overstraeten:

    The whole data transfer system would be impacted and could impact the global economy, there are alternatives to the standard clauses, including the derogations set out in the GDPR such as consent, contractual necessity and others but they are strictly interpreted and difficult to apply in practice.

  4. Josh Kraushaar:

    This is a necessity, not just because of the substance of the issue, but because Republicans are well-positioned to take the Senate if the Democrats don't moderate on a whole host of issues.

  5. Assemblyman Phil Ting:

    Restrooms are a necessity of life, making equal access to them a civil rights issue.


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