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Frank J. Wilstach, comp.  A Dictionary of Similes.  1916.
 
Necessary
 
  As necessary as breathing is to live.
            —Anonymous
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  Necessary as for the butterfly to escape from the worm to become a butterfly.
            —Anonymous
  2
  As necessary as skin to the apple.
            —Anonymous
  3
  As necessary as Churches.
            —Robert Burton
  4
  Necessary … as friction in mechanics.
            —C. C. Colton
  5
  Necessary as one’s digestion.
            —Thomas Heywood
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  Necessary … as rakehells in an army.
            —John Webster
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  Necessary … as the gargoyle on the spire and the high altar are necessary parts of a Gothic cathedral.
            —H. G. Wells
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