not have to be that way

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Definition of not have to be that way

: to be capable of being changed People are dying of hunger, and it doesn't have to be that way.

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“Not have to be that way.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/not%20have%20to%20be%20that%20way. Accessed 29 Nov. 2020.

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