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need·ful

 (nēd′fəl)
adj.
1. Necessary; required: needful repairs.
2. Being in need of something: "The mother ... is attracted, distracted, needful of the outside world just when the child requires her to be focused, steady, home" (Anne Roiphe).
n.
(used with a pl. verb) Needy people considered as a group: programs that provided jobs for the needful.

need′ful·ly adv.
need′ful·ness n.
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Adv.1.needfully - in an essential manner; "such expenses are necessarily incurred"
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While the characters are needfully sketched in broad strokes, keeping true to the fairy tale style, A Pocketful Of Crows never feels infantile or patronising and sits perfectly within Harris' catalogue of eerie, beguiling tales.
While the characters are needfully sketched in broad strokes, this never feels patronising and sits perfectly within Harris' catalogue of eerie, beguiling tales.
As Albina and her followers traipse over barren lands and into forests protected by ancient Incans, the novel winds toward territory both magical and needfully human.