necessity is the mother of invention

idiom

used to say that new ways to do things are found or created when there is a strong and special need for them

Examples of necessity is the mother of invention in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web However, necessity is the mother of invention, and on June 17, the Glendale, Arizona police officers decided to rescue a distressed German Shepherd stuck in a canal, using an unlikely tactic – a pumpkin muffin freshly baked by an officer's wife. Saman Shafiq, USA TODAY, 28 June 2023 If necessity is the mother of invention, then simplicity is the mother of necessity in all communications! Expert Panel®, Forbes, 3 May 2023

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necessity is the mother of invention

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“Necessity is the mother of invention.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/necessity%20is%20the%20mother%20of%20invention. Accessed 25 May. 2024.

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