not necessarily


: possibly but not certainly
used to say that something is not definitely true
Seats in the front row are not necessarily the best.
"We're going to lose this game." "Not necessarily."

Examples of not necessarily in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web While Levinas does not necessarily disagree with either Heidegger or Husserl’s understanding of Being, neither are primary for him. Theodore McDarrah, Forbes, 30 Nov. 2023 The public database includes reports from doctors and patients, though the reports have not necessarily been confirmed by the FDA. Berkeley Lovelace Jr., NBC News, 30 Nov. 2023 The review, announced by Britain’s culture secretary, does not necessarily end Mr. Zucker’s chance of success. Michael M. Grynbaum, New York Times, 30 Nov. 2023 This is an opinion and analysis article, and the views expressed by the author or authors are not necessarily those of Scientific American. Josephine Latu-Sanft, Scientific American, 29 Nov. 2023 The agreement would not necessarily prevent the DOJ from pursuing criminal charges against Binance CEO Changpeng Zhao but—crucially—would allow the exchange to remain operational. Joel Khalili, WIRED, 21 Nov. 2023 After all, each of us has certain needs and habits, which do not necessarily coincide with those of the other person. Veronica Cristino, Vogue, 21 Nov. 2023 This vision of identity as plural means that self-assertion does not necessarily come at the expense of the rest of the world. Katy Waldman, The New Yorker, 21 Nov. 2023 This would not necessarily involve kicking out all the Jews. Joel Gehrke, Washington Examiner, 20 Nov. 2023 See More

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“Not necessarily.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 7 Dec. 2023.

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