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[ US /ˌnɛsəˈsɛɹəɫi/ ]
[ UK /nˌɛsɪsˈɛɹəli/ ]
  1. in such a manner as could not be otherwise
    it is necessarily so
    we must needs by objective
  2. as a highly likely consequence
    we are necessarily bound for federalism in Europe
  3. in an essential manner
    such expenses are necessarily incurred
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How To Use necessarily In A Sentence

  • According to what I read in a couple of dictionaries, "gild" means to decorate the outside of something, usually unnecessarily. Untwisted Vortex
  • Advancing age has occasionally brought resolution, more often just a little understanding, to many of these riddles, but not necessarily to the resilient ambiguity of history.
  • Let the term geoid apply to the natural irregular surface of the earth and the term spheroid to the ideal regular sur - face of the geodesist which coincides nearly with sealevel and is necessarily a level surface. Transactions - American Philosophical Society
  • The CDC asks states to report confirmed flu deaths by age group but not by subtype, meaning H1N1 deaths are not necessarily tracked. Top News Headlines
  • You don't necessarily go to a meyhane for great food; a bonhomous atmosphere matters more. NYT > Home Page
  • The important kin groups are patrilineal and matrilineal lineages and clans, Clan members do not necessarily live on clan land.
  • What is right is not necessarily good. What is good is no necessarily right. Dr T.P.Chia 
  • It's not necessarily linear - there are stages, but there are many peaks and valleys.
  • At the beginning of the play, we see Lear as a proud, vain, quick-tempered old king, not necessarily evil, but certainly not good.
  • Text and music do not necessarily coincide in their classification: a ferial text may have a seasonal melody; equally a seasonal, proper or common text may use a ferial melody (eg a short respond or versicle and response).
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