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  • adjective archaic needful


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  • What does Russia do in the next decade, when it's predicted that over 40% of their conscripts will be avowed muslim youth, if they ever find it needfull to stand against another Muslim state?

    Jerry Falwell: Romney's Mormonism "Will Not Be A Factor" 2009

  • Wherefore, if we would walke directly, wee should dispose our willes and affections, to be guided onely by him, who best knoweth what is needfull for us, and will bestow them at his good pleasure.

    The Decameron 2004

  • But those high and supreame powers, more carefull of my dutie, then I my selfe: even at the very instant, and when it was most needfull, opened the eyes of my better understanding, which internall envy had closed up before.

    The Decameron 2004

  • Armour on your backe, in a Kingdome newly conquered, among a Nation not knowne to you, full of falsehoods, breaches, and treasons; all which are no meane motives to care and needfull respect.

    The Decameron 2004

  • Channell, which conveying it along the lower Valley, ran forth to water other needfull places.

    The Decameron 2004

  • And the people which prepared there every needfull matter, suddainely when they saw the Queene was setting forward, charged all the rest of their followers, as if it had beene prepatation for a Campe; to make hast away with the carriages, the rest of the Familie remaining behind, to attend upon the Ladies and Gentlemen.

    The Decameron 2004

  • Bruges, hee saw a young Abbot also journeying thence, being cloathed in white, accompanied with divers Monkes, and a great traine before, conducting the needfull Carriage.

    The Decameron 2004

  • Then calling for the Master of the Houshold, and taking order with him, what was most needfull to be done; she gave leave unto the whole company (who were all risen) to go recreate themselves untill supper time.

    The Decameron 2004

  • Sonne, Sonne, replied the Confessour, these sinnes are naturall, and very light, and therefore I would not have thee to charge thy conscience with them, more then is needfull.

    The Decameron 2004

  • Wherefore, if you thinke good, I would allow it for well done, to take our waiting women, with all such things as are needfull for us, and (as this day) betake our selves to one place, to morrow to another, taking there such pleasure and recreation, as so sweete a season liberally bestoweth on us.

    The Decameron 2004


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