[ US /ˈnidfəɫ/ ]
[ UK /nˈiːdfə‍l/ ]
  1. necessary for relief or supply
    provided them with all things needful
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How To Use needful In A Sentence

  • Moreover, it is expressly added that if the day before the Passover falls on a Sabbath, one may in this manner purchase a Paschal lamb, and, presumably, all else that is needful for the feast.
  • Now a common-place person would have been satisfied with the recommendation of the medical man, who looks but to the one thing needful, which is a sufficient and wholesome supply of nourishment for the child; but Mr Easy was a philosopher, and had latterly taken to craniology, and he descanted very learnedly with the Doctor upon the effect of his only son obtaining his nutriment from an unknown source. Mr. Midshipman Easy
  • With that object in view, therefore, it will be needful to devise suitable legislative enactments to protect our oyster fisheries and to foster ostreiculture at the same time. The Art of Living in Australia
  • _ For this it is needful to halt bravely at the surface, at the fold, at the skin, to worship appearance, and to believe in forms, tones, words, and the whole _Olympus of appearance_! The Case Of Wagner, Nietzsche Contra Wagner, and Selected Aphorisms.
  • Even when carrying out needful tasks, do not let your intellect be idle but keep it meditating inwardly and praying.
  • The section of society most needful of such guidance is the young male.
  • Some necessary change of raiment, and a very few pieces of gold, were all which he thought it needful to withdraw from the general stock; the rest of the baggage and money he left with the sumpter-horse, which he concluded his father might need, in order to sustain his character as an English trader. Anne of Geierstein
  • Finally, to avoid any further embarrassment, Aryan took out his credit card and did the needful.
  • provided them with all things needful
  • The roads are also needful for safe delivery of agricultural inputs to the small-scale farmers themselves.
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