needlessly

All Adverb
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  • Quite needlessly she had told him where he might find her, if he chose. Cited from The Whirlpool, by George Gissing
  • I spent no money needlessly, being anxious to lay by as much as possible. Cited from Walter Harland, by Harriet S. Caswell
  • I will not task myself beyond my powers, nor will I needlessly seek danger. Cited from The Last Man, by Mary Shelley
  • He thought he had been needlessly savage to him on the last night when they had met. Cited from History of Pendennis, Vol. 2, William M. Thackeray
  • Military acts, easily done by the force in hand, were needlessly done. Cited from The Bay State Monthly, Volume 1, Issue 5, May, 1884, by Various
  • I will not allow you to run needlessly into danger. Cited from This Is the End, by Stella Benson
  • Or will he decide that enough blood has been shed needlessly for the city and his rule?
  • She should understand that she is needlessly torturing the one best friend she has on earth. Cited from How to Eat, A Cure for "Nerves", by Thomas Clark Hinkle
  • You should never be needlessly cruel if you can help it. Cited from The Coral Island, by R.M. Ballantyne
  • And a few would die needlessly by failing to get the right treatment. Cited from How and When to Be Your Own Doctor,Moser & Solomon
  • Then thinking that she must have been needlessly startled, she again spoke. Cited from Princess Polly's Playmates, by Amy Brooks
  • I wonder you have written me nothing about it, but suppose you thought it would only needlessly alarm me. Cited from The Darrow Enigma, by Melvin L. Severy
  • No, I am glad indeed if no human life was needlessly extinguished by me. Cited from The Collected Works of Ambrose Bierce, Vol. II, by Ambrose Bierce
  • How often is the doctor called in by these women and needlessly, and how she does keep his telephone busy! Cited from The Nervous Housewife, by Abraham Myerson
  • He was angry with himself for having said something which was needlessly dramatic. Cited from Operation Terror, by William Fitzgerald Jenkins
  • He died needlessly, so far as we can learn. Cited from The Stowmarket Mystery, by Louis Tracy
  • The plain and simple truth is that they are born needlessly. Cited from Mankind in the Making, by H. G. Wells
  • It may be that we are needlessly alarmed, or they may mean bad business. Cited from Tom Swift & his War Tank, by Victor Appleton
  • Fritz's heart was heavy within him for the lives thrown away so needlessly. Cited from French and English, by Evelyn Everett-Green
  • Under any circumstances some arrangement must be made so that the mother's rest at night will not be broken needlessly. Cited from The Prospective Mother, by J. Morris Slemons
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Meaning of needlessly

  • adverb Without need
    it would needlessly bring badness into the world