- adv. dated Hyperbolic extension to needs, meaning "must necessarily"
“And yet can they not consider that where a woman reigneth and papists bear authority, that there must needs Satan be president of the council? "”
“So when she had thus endured a ten days, that she feebled so that she must needs pass out of this world, then she shrived her clean, and received her Creator.”
“She had been ten flock journeys to La Liebre and back, but Ruy Garcia must needs give her his hand over the gully.”
“I am constitutionally slow of adopting any theory that I must needs stick by when I have gone in for it; but for these two years I have been gravitating towards your doctrines, and since the publication of your primula paper with accelerated velocity.”
“It was impossible to endure this farther than Narbonne; sick and suffering, I sought rest, but then came gensdarmes and demanded my passport, and then just as night began, a fire must needs break out in the neighboring village; the fire alarm resounded, the fire-engines rolled along, it was just as though all manner of tormenting spirits were let loose.”
“He told me one day, that if our God could hear us, up beyond the sun, he must needs be a greater God than their Benamuckee, who lived but a little way off, and yet could not hear till they went up to the great mountains where he dwelt to speak to them.”
“Christian will inform you I have taken all the Care I could for your Advantage in every respect and I must needs own he hath behav ed himself and his men too with a great deal of Suitable kindness to the”
“Quoth Antony, “So are those who renounce the world, and yet must needs have money, torn by dÃ¦mons.””
“How the fecundation takes place I know not, but it must needs be the same as in other kinds of the related Bombinator; igneus throws out almost as many eggs hanging together in clusters as obstetricans; fuscus throws them out from itself in strings (see Roseld's illustration) ...”
“When the bands of morality are thus spurned, a man rapidly sins his understanding into lameness; as its better forces must needs be quickly rotted in such a vapour-bath of sensuality.”
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