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Make unnecessary   /meɪk ənnˈɛsəsˌɛri/   Listen
Make unnecessary

verb
1.
Make unnecessary an expenditure or effort.  Synonym: save.  "I'll save you the trouble" , "This will save you a lot of time"






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"Make unnecessary" Quotes from Famous Books



... the way back. The great difficulty is how to place your first row of stitches so as to ensure an unbroken course back. It is as well before setting out, to ascertain clearly the most direct course back, so that you may not come to a stand-still, or be obliged to make unnecessary stitches on the wrong side. If you have to pass obliquely across the stuff, as in patterns figs. 326, 327, 328, 329, 331 and 333, proceed in the same way as though you were covering the straight threads ...
— Encyclopedia of Needlework • Therese de Dillmont

... of any other period, must have allowed that the young and lovely Countess of Leicester had, besides her youth and beauty, two qualities which entitled her to a place amongst women of rank and distinction. She displayed, as we have seen in her interview with the pedlar, a liberal promptitude to make unnecessary purchases, solely for the pleasure of acquiring useless and showy trifles which ceased to please as soon as they were possessed; and she was, besides, apt to spend a considerable space of time every day in adorning her person, although the varied splendour ...
— Kenilworth • Sir Walter Scott



Words linked to "Make unnecessary" :   save, forestall, forbid, foreclose, preclude, prevent



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