indispensability indispensability


  • (n) the quality possessed by something that you cannot possibly do without



  1. Although he was in effect a one-man operation, Hurok liked to underplay his own indispensability.
  2. Joe Butler III has made it his six-day-a-week job to increase the institute's indispensability to Youngstown.
  3. Backe has scant experience in broadcasting which can only accentuate Paley's continued indispensabilityand is the kind of manager who lets division heads run their own shops.


  • Michigan Basketball: Ranking Wolverines' 5 Most Indispensible Players

    Not all players are equal in terms of their importance to a particular team, and Michigan has a few who are completely irreplaceable. Position, impact on the final box score and what a particular individual provides to a club strategically all factor into the equation of indispensability.  Head coach John Beilein's group would struggle to contend nationally this season without a few of these ...
    on August 20, 2013     Source: Bleacher Report


  1. "Part of the problem was Rudd's old ambition to find decent solutions to the nation's ills. Decency is personal, intuitive, hard to delegate. Marry that to a sense of indispensability right off the Richter scale, and you had a recipe for ruin. Rudd...
    on Jun 28, 2010 By: David Marr Source:

  2. "It's a wonderful idea to build a series around the unlikelihood and yet the absolute indispensability of some friendships," says Lithgow.
    on Oct 9, 2006 By: John Lithgow Source: San Francisco Chronicle

  3. "And the truth is, fewer people you know, are going to be reading newspapers a year from now and two years from now," Buffett said. "Now they're going to continue to get information. Everybody loves to get news, but the indispensability of...
    on Nov 4, 2009 By: Warren Buffett Source: NewsBusters (blog)

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incipient incipient
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