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  • noun Plural form of needful.


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  • Gavotte said he suspected they were short of "needfuls," so he had filled his pockets with coffee and sugar, took in a bottle some of the milk I brought for Baby, and his own flask of whiskey, without which he never travels.

    Letters of a Woman Homesteader 1847

  • "needfuls," so he had filled his pockets with coffee and sugar, took in

    Letters of a Woman Homesteader Elinore Pruitt Stewart

  • But, as I sat pondering my case and boiling like cauldron over fire, behold, my host came back, accompanied by a porter loaded with bread and meat and new cooking-pots and gear and a new jar and new gugglets and other needfuls.

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night 2006

  • Wanting somebody else should tell them what to do, and take care of their needfuls, and protect them not just against their fellow men but against themselves?

    Trader To The Stars Anderson, Poul, 1926-2001 1964

  • I've got the needfuls, and it will sweeten our tempers.

    A Dixie School Girl

  • Almost every comfort we have nowadays in nursing was absent from the beginning, and toward the last the hospitals were unspeakably lacking in needfuls.

    Harrison, Mrs. Burton, 1843-1920. Recollections Grave and Gay 1911

  • He was packing a supply of light needfuls, of which the lumbermen had unexpectedly run short, and he was pressing forward in haste to avoid

    The Watchers of the Trails A Book of Animal Life Charles George Douglas Roberts 1901

  • Besides, we have left them a plentiful supply of needfuls, and our trading with them has been fair and generous.

    A Negro Explorer at the North Pole Matthew A. Henson 1888

  • Charmion stayed in London to hurry up tradesmen, and make uninteresting purchases of pots and pans, and dusters and door scrapers, and the other needfuls which every house must have, but which are so dull to buy.

    The Lady of the Basement Flat George de Horne Vaizey 1887

  • Darsie was glad, too, in quite an open, unconcealed fashion, when a legacy of a few thousand pounds lifted a little of the strain from her father's busy shoulders, made it possible to send Harry and Russell to a good boarding-school, continue Clemence's beloved music lessons, and provide many needfuls for household use.

    A College Girl George de Horne Vaizey 1887


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