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  • Alter a enim pars contendit, vocabulum, 'necessarium' non esse usurpandum de nova obedientia: eam enim non a necessitate quadam et coactione, sed a spontaneo spiritu

    The Creeds of the Evangelical Protestant Churches.

  • 'necessarium' prorsus retinendum censuit: propterea, quod illa obedientia non in nostro arbitrio posita et libera sit, sed homines renatos illud obsequium debere praestare.

    The Creeds of the Evangelical Protestant Churches.

  • “Possibile ex se, necessarium ab alio: Tommaso d™Aquino e Enrico di Gand,”

    Hitler's Angel (A Meta Christmas Carol)

  • Thus, in the sentence ˜That every human being is an animal is necessary™ (in Latin ˜Omnem hominem esse animal est necessarium™), ˜That every human being is an animal™ (™Omnem hominem esse animal™) is the dictum of the sentence, which has the mode

    The Statue of a Writer

  • Strange to say, I often think that prayer - the unum necessarium - is the one aspect of vocations work which we tend to forget or to undervalue!

    Archive 2008-04-13

  • Nihil aliud necessarium ut sis miser (saith [3836] Cardan) quam ut te miserum credas, let thy fortune be what it will, 'tis thy mind alone that makes thee poor or rich, miserable or happy.

    Anatomy of Melancholy

  • Rerum cognoscere causas, medicis imprimis necessarium, sine qua nec morbum curare, nec praecavere licet.

    Anatomy of Melancholy

  • Ut necessarium sit vel Deo displicere, vel ab hominibus contemni, vexari, negligi.

    Anatomy of Melancholy

  • The unum necessarium, only article of faith, which the Scripture maketh simply necessary to salvation is this, that Jesus is the


  • Illud certe magnum ob quod gloriari possunt formosi, quod robustis necessarium sit laborare, fortem periculis se objicere, sapientem, &c.

    Anatomy of Melancholy


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  • A privy, especially in a monastery.

    I intend to use this word from now on. And uselessness, maybe you could use it for your When You Gotta Go, You Gotta Go list? :-)

    October 25, 2007

  • That is pretty great. Added!

    October 25, 2007

  • It sounds almost noble.

    October 25, 2007

  • I believe it was coined as a sort of joke, but it really does sound noble.

    Considering what it's for, that is.

    October 25, 2007

  • It almost makes it sound as if you are performing an act of reverence--or maybe an ablution.

    October 25, 2007

  • Nice!

    October 25, 2007