necessity of life

noun phrase

: a thing that a person must have in order to survive
Many families cannot even afford the basic/bare necessities of life.

Examples of necessity of life in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web During a signing event in the tribal capital of Window Rock, Ariz., Navajo Nation President Buu Nygren said the water agreement is especially meaningful for residents on the reservation who are forced to haul water simply to access a basic necessity of life. Tyrone Beason, Los Angeles Times, 1 June 2024

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“Necessity of life.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 14 Jul. 2024.

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