born of necessity

idiom

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

Examples of born of necessity in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Here, across all this extraordinary abundance, is the modern manifestation of ancient wisdom, born of necessity, in wasting nothing — certainly no part of a butchered animal; no catchable fish or crustacean or mollusk; no fruit, however prickly its skin; no leafy plant, root vegetable or fungus. Dan Rodricks, Baltimore Sun, 15 Mar. 2024 For these farmers, the solar irrigation revolution in Yemen is born of necessity. Fred Pearce, WIRED, 9 Mar. 2024 The quilters are Black women descended from slaves, and their craft is a tradition born of necessity. Longreads, 1 Mar. 2024 The lineup change, born of necessity rather than choice, proved a good one. Helene Elliott, Los Angeles Times, 29 Dec. 2023 Mating only occurs during specific times of the year, and female frogs are often largely outnumbered by their male counterparts, so the rivalry is born of necessity — better to be overzealous than sleep on the prize. Sofia Quaglia, Discover Magazine, 6 Nov. 2023 Ingenuity born of necessity pushed many to repurpose consumer technology in life-or-death scenarios. Valerie Hopkins, New York Times, 30 Sep. 2023 Jay Goldberg, a semiconductor consultant at D2D Advisory, said Oracle’s investment in Ampere was born of necessity. Mike Rogoway | Mrogoway@oregonian.com, oregonlive, 28 June 2023 The graduate of Trinity High School in Euless said the protest was born of necessity. Rebecca Aguilar, Dallas News, 1 Mar. 2022

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“Born of necessity.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/born%20of%20necessity. Accessed 23 Jun. 2024.

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