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  • n. unnecessary things


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  • Most monumentally stupid option Vehicles these days come pre-loaded with unnecessaries, even before any of many ridiculous options get added.

    Catherine Lutz: After the Hummer: 10 More Vehicles We Can Do Without

  • It lets my readers know what to expect when they visit my blog, and keeps me from wasting time blogging about the unnecessaries.

    March 13th, 2008

  • Did you know how much better off you could be if you just abstained from spending money on unnecessaries?

    jaimewolf Diary Entry

  • The melting pot is becoming a fondue, as increasing numbers of Americans hurl their hard-earned dollars at such unnecessaries as lattes, gourmet chocolate, Napa wine, massage, lingerie, designer wear, and Mercedes coupes.

    Burgher Deluxe

  • He lunched in town, looked up his handful of acquaintances, bought necessaries — and unnecessaries — for the voyage.

    Australia Felix

  • Jack and Flora, and who could blame them, never wasted good cash on unnecessaries.


  • We must not either feign necessaries, or fall much upon unnecessaries, to satisfy them that look for novelties, though we must clothe the same truths with a grateful variety in the manner of our delivery.

    The Reformed Pastor

  • We must learn to distinguish between certainties and uncertainties, necessaries and unnecessaries, catholic verities and private opinions; and to lay the stress of the Church's peace upon the former, not upon the latter.

    The Reformed Pastor

  • Most young men earn enough but foolishly throw it away on unnecessaries.

    Hidden Treasures Or, Why Some Succeed While Others Fail

  • On Thursday, August 5th, the Regiment sorrowfully packed up all unnecessaries and piled them in the regimental dump.

    The Tale of a Trooper


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