Definition of of necessity in English:

of necessity

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  • Unavoidably.

    ‘to alleviate labor shortages employers will, of necessity, offer better deals for part-timers’
    • ‘It is, of necessity, one that is inescapably based on discrimination and discernment.’
    • ‘This must of necessity bring her office and the judiciary into disrepute.’
    • ‘Whoever rejects it does, of necessity, fly to anarchy or to despotism.’
    • ‘Australia would of necessity be less dependent on the American logistic system.’
    • ‘The eighteen essays of necessity cover a wide range of topics for a period beginning in about 1880.’
    • ‘Teaching at A-level is indeed often, of necessity, focused on passing the exam.’
    • ‘All cooking was done in the oven or on the open fire, and of necessity we always had a fine selection of grimy bottomed pans.’
    • ‘Its loyalties are divided, of necessity, and the imperatives at work are contradictory.’
    • ‘This is all aided and abetted by the amazing assertion that hard work of necessity brings rewards.’
    • ‘Their culture and way of life must of necessity reflect a human-centred moral order.’
    • ‘It's just that the definition of either half of that primal sentence is, of necessity, arbitrary.’
    • ‘This of necessity involved the expulsion of those who inhabited the land.’
    • ‘The prints made from such a plate are of necessity mirror images of the original drawings.’
    • ‘The tone is of necessity at variance with that of everything that comes before it.’
    necessarily, inevitably, unavoidably, by force of circumstance, inescapably, ineluctably
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