UNNECESSARY in a Sentence

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 Meanings and Examples of UNNECESSARY
Definition Example Sentence Classic Sentence
 a.  not necessary; not needed or wanted, or more than is needed or wanted
Classic Sentence: (80 in 6 pages)
1  They were unnecessary, he said, and wasted time.
Animal Farm By George Orwell
Context  Highlight   In Chapter V
2  And again, since no animal now stole, it was unnecessary to fence off pasture from arable land, which saved a lot of labour on the upkeep of hedges and gates.
Animal Farm By George Orwell
Context  Highlight   In Chapter VI
3  I availed myself of your obliging hints to correct my timidity, and it is unnecessary to add that they were perfectly accurate.
Hard Times By Charles Dickens
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 2: CHAPTER VII
4  It is unnecessary to be particular on these subjects.
Ivanhoe By Walter Scott
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER VIII
5  "To ease your unnecessary scruples, Sir Knight, I will for once depart from my rule," replied the hermit.
Ivanhoe By Walter Scott
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XVI
6  Had she possessed greater leisure for the service of her girls, she would probably have supposed it unnecessary, for they were under the care of a governess, with proper masters, and could want nothing more.
Mansfield Park By Jane Austen
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER II
7  She could not but consider it as absolutely unnecessary, and even improper, that Fanny should have a regular lady's horse of her own, in the style of her cousins.
Mansfield Park By Jane Austen
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER IV
8  Your aunt Norris has always been an advocate, and very judiciously, for young people's being brought up without unnecessary indulgences; but there should be moderation in everything.
Mansfield Park By Jane Austen
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XXXII
9  The flood of tears, however, left him no resource; so he at once gave him a drubbing, which satisfied even Mrs. Sowerberry herself, and rendered Mr. Bumble's subsequent application of the parochial cane, rather unnecessary.
Oliver Twist By Charles Dickens
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER VII
10  Sikes shrugged his shoulders impatiently, as if he thought the precaution unnecessary; but complied, nevertheless, by requesting Miss Nancy to fetch him a jug of beer.
Oliver Twist By Charles Dickens
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XIX
11  Anne avoided a direct reply, but it was just the circumstance which she considered as not merely unnecessary to be communicated, but as what ought to be suppressed.
Persuasion By Jane Austen
Context  Highlight   In Chapter 12
12  The goose we retained until this morning, when there were signs that, in spite of the slight frost, it would be well that it should be eaten without unnecessary delay.
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
13  He went alone, at his own request, for he explained that any unnecessary footmarks might make his task more difficult.
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
14  You would have wished to tell me something, or in your kindness you would have brought me out some comfort or other, and so an unnecessary risk would be run.
The Hound of the Baskervilles By Arthur Conan Doyle
Context  Highlight   In Chapter 12. Death on the Moor
15  To humour your guilty elder son, you have exposed your innocent younger son to imminent and unnecessary danger.
The Return of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Example Sentence:
1  Lose not time; be always employed in something useful; cut off all unnecessary actions.
2  I found a lot of the violence in the film totally unnecessary.
3  She made one or two snide remarks about their house which I thought was a bit unnecessary.
4  They will be concerned to cut back expenditure on unnecessary items.
5  A union would infuse unnecessary conflict into the company'semployee relations.
6  Don't labour the reader with unnecessary detail.
7  She often pothers herself over unnecessary details.
8  Don't involve yourself in unnecessary dispute.
9  I don't want to encumber myself with unnecessary luggage.
10  The organization has promised to eliminate cumbersome and unnecessary bureaucracy.
11  There's no sense in taking unnecessary risks.
12  Despite being one of the world's largest oil exporters, Nigeria refines only a very small proportion of even its own fuel needs, and has to import the rest - a severe and unnecessary drain on resources.
13  The time it takes to vanquish is greatly increased by lots of unnecessary backtracking.
14  though muffed in a cloak--an unnecessary encumbrance, by-the-bye, on so warm a June evening -- I knew her instantly by her little foot, seen peeping from the skirt of her dress, as she skipped from the carriage-step.