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Definition of "necessarily" []

  • Of necessity; inevitably. (adverb)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "necessarily" in a sentence
  • "If, on the first murder I see, I do not exclaim that this murder had necessarily a cause, at the thousandth murder, although it shall be proved that all the others had causes, I shall have the right to think that this murder has, very probably, also a cause, but I shall never have the right to say that it _necessarily_ had a cause."
  • "Bodies, was peculiar to him above all other kinds of Animals whatever; he perceiv'd that it was a Duty necessarily incumbent upon him to resemble them, and imitate their Actions, and endeavour to the utmost to become like them: He perceiv'd also that in respect: of his nobler Part, by which he had attain'd the Knowledge of that _necessarily self existent Being_, he did in some measure resemble it, because he was separated from the Attributes of Bodies, as the _necessarily self-existent Being_ is separated from them."
  • "The term necessarily is in this instance certainly misapplied."