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needs

 (nēdz)
adv.
Of necessity; necessarily: We must needs go.

[Middle English nedes, from nede, from Old English nēde, genitive of nēd, necessity; see need.]

needs

(niːdz)
adv
(preceded or foll by must) of necessity: we must needs go; we will go, if needs must.
pl n
what is required; necessities: the needs of the third world; his needs are modest.

needs

(nidz)

adv.
of necessity; necessarily (usu. prec. or fol. by must): It must needs be so. It needs must be.
[before 1000; Middle English nedis, Old English nēdes, orig. genitive of nēd need; see -s1]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adv.1.needs - in such a manner as could not be otherwise; "it is necessarily so"; "we must needs by objective"
Translations

needs

[niːdz] ADV if needs be I'll go on my ownsi es necesario or si hace falta iré solo
if needs mustsi hace falta
oh well, needs must!¡qué le vamos a hacer!, ¡qué se le va a hacer!
one or the other must needs prevailuno de los dos habrá de ganar
we must needs walkno tenemos más remedio que ir andando

needs

adv (obs) I must needs away/obeyich muss fort/notwendigerweise gehorchen; needs must if the devil drives (prov) → nolens volens
References in classic literature ?
And any normal man, of himself and his needs, demands some hours of his fellow men.
A State, I said, arises, as I conceive, out of the needs of mankind; no one is self-sufficing, but all of us have many wants.
I don't care for the dress, but I 'd like to slip a little money into her pocket, for I know she needs it and is too good to ask dear Mr.
Like the cattle, they knew of no enemies and provided against no needs.
Yes, shy men, like ugly women, have a bad time of it in this world, to go through which with any comfort needs the hide of a rhinoceros.
It will be several days before she needs to be picked, or at least that is my judgment.
For while the mind of man looketh upon second causes scattered, it may sometimes rest in them, and go no further; but when it beholdeth the chain of them, confederate and linked together, it must needs fly to Providence and Deity.
My brethren, wherefore is there need of the lion in the spirit?
The need for money was greater than ever before, while money was harder to get.
It is necessary to consider another point in examining the character of these principalities: that is, whether a prince has such power that, in case of need, he can support himself with his own resources, or whether he has always need of the assistance of others.
At the same time that he refused the colonel's demand he made up his mind that he must have recourse to artifice when leaving Orel, to induce the Italian officer to accept some money of which he was evidently in need.
And once the soul is set free, there is no need for painful aimless wanderings, no need for Mahomet to go to the Mountain, for resting in the centre of all things the universe will be our home and our share in the secrets of the World-Builder will be made known.