(?), adv. [Orig. gen. of need, used as an adverb. Cf. -wards.] Of necessity; necessarily; indispensably; -- often with must, and equivalent to of need.
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A man must needs love mauger his head.
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And he must needs go through Samaria.
John iv. 4.
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He would needs know the cause of his repulse.
Sir J. Davies.
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