part and parcel


Definition of part and parcel

: an essential or integral component stress was part and parcel of the job

Examples of part and parcel in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The reality, however, is that failure is part and parcel of the creative process. Kevin Collins, Forbes, 28 Sep. 2021 Debauchery is part and parcel of pop stardom, right? Los Angeles Times, 28 Sep. 2021 The company’s neglect of Black composers, it should be said, is part and parcel of its general neglect of living creators — especially American ones — for much of its history. New York Times, 23 Sep. 2021 Macbeth’s betrayals are part and parcel of a desolate void — endless white beaches, lonely campsites, and empty castles whose bare walls and roofs are open to the heavens and to the bitter winds. Kyle Smith, National Review, 24 Sep. 2021 Macdonald saw things that were part and parcel of his subject’s persona that others could not. John Roy, Vulture, 15 Sep. 2021 The trick will be to align these various capabilities so that data becomes part and parcel of the business and not just a technical capability. Kaycee Lai, Forbes, 9 Sep. 2021 The trip from his bus stop to his house was largely uneventful, part and parcel of his childhood. Kalley Huang, Dallas News, 11 Aug. 2021 In a blog post, David Weston, director of enterprise and OS security for Microsoft, explained that TPMs (Trusted Platform Modules) are part and parcel of Microsoft’s response to a growing level of cybercrime, including phishing and ransomware. Mark Hachman, PCWorld, 25 June 2021

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First Known Use of part and parcel

15th century, in the meaning defined above

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10 Oct 2021

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“Part and parcel.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 Oct. 2021.

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