born of necessity

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Definition of born of necessity

: established because it was necessary in some way Their relationship was born of necessity, but it has developed into a true and lasting friendship.

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“Born of necessity.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/born%20of%20necessity. Accessed 18 Sep. 2021.

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