must

Definitions

  • Nobody must indulge in sports
    Nobody must indulge in sports
  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj must highly recommended "a book that is must reading"
    • n must the quality of smelling or tasting old or stale or mouldy
    • n must grape juice before or during fermentation
    • n must a necessary or essential thing "seat belts are an absolute must"
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Additional illustrations & photos:

Nobody must carry a cross-bow Nobody must carry a cross-bow
Nobody must hunt wild beasts Nobody must hunt wild beasts
He Must Bring his Folks, and All His Wives 289 He Must Bring his Folks, and All His Wives 289
BUT YOU MUST ADD THAT CLAUSE. OH, NO, I GUESS I MUST NOT BUT YOU MUST ADD THAT CLAUSE. OH, NO, I GUESS I MUST NOT
THE MOON-CHILD MUST KEEP ON RUNNING ROUND HER. P. 11 THE MOON-CHILD MUST KEEP ON RUNNING ROUND HER. P. 11
"THERE MUST BE SOMETHING THE MATTER WITH MY NERVES" "THERE MUST BE SOMETHING THE MATTER WITH MY NERVES"
He told them what he thought their dreams must mean He told them what he thought their dreams must mean

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Every hour one billion cells in the body must be replaced
    • a must mŭst (Zoöl) Being in a condition of dangerous frenzy, usually connected with sexual excitement; -- said of adult male elephants which become so at irregular intervals, typicaly due to increased testosterone levels.
    • Must Mustiness.
    • Must The expressed juice of the grape, or other fruit, before fermentation. "These men ben full of must .""No fermenting must fills . . . the deep vats."
    • Must To be morally required; to be necessary or essential to a certain quality, character, end, or result; as, he must reconsider the matter; he must have been insane. "Likewise must the deacons be grave.""Morover, he [a bishop must have a good report of them which are without."
    • Must To be obliged; to be necessitated; -- expressing either physical or moral necessity; as, a man must eat for nourishment; we must submit to the laws.
    • v. t. & i Must To make musty; to become musty.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Human beings can't smell or taste a substance that is not soluble. On a dry tongue, sugar has no taste. In a dry nose, the smell of a flower would not be noticed. Anything to be smelled must float in the air.
    • must To be obliged; be necessarily compelled; be bound or required by physical or moral necessity, or by express command or prohibition, or by the imperative requirements of safety or interest; be necessary or inevitable as a condition or conclusion: as, a man must eat to live; we must obey the laws; you must not delay. Like other auxiliaries, must was formerly used without a following verb (go, get, and the like): as, we must to horse.
    • n must New wine; the unfermented juice as pressed from the grape.
    • n must The stage or condition of newness: said of wine.
    • n must The pulp of potatoes prepared for fermentation.
    • n must A condition of strong nervous excitement or frenzy to which elephants are subject, the paroxysms being marked by dangerous irascibility.
    • must To grow stale and moldy; contract a sour or musty smell.
    • must To make stale and moldy; make musty or sour.
    • n must Mold or moldiness; fustiness.
    • must Frenzied; in the state of madness known as must: as, a must elephant.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: In Connecticut any dogs with tattoos must be reported to the police.
    • v.i Must must to be obliged physically or morally.
    • n Must must wine pressed from the grape, but not fermented: potato-pulp prepared for fermentation.
    • n Must must an occasional state of dangerous frenzy in adult male elephants.
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Quotations

  • Denis Waitley
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    “You must welcome change as the rule but not as your ruler.”
  • Rod Laver
    Rod Laver
    “The next point -- that's all you must think about.”
  • Frederick Smith
    Frederick Smith
    “Fear of failure must never be a reason not to try something.”
  • H. L. Mencken
    H.%20L.%20Mencken
    “We must be willing to pay a price for freedom.”
  • John Dryden
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    “Genius must be born, and never can be taught.”
  • Anthony Robbins
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    “If you can't, you must. If you must, you can.”

Idioms

If Mohammed won't come to the mountain, the mountain must come to Mohammed - If something cannot or will not happen the easy way, then sometimes it must be done the hard way.
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Into each life some rain must fall - This means that bad or unfortunate things will happen to everyone at some time.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
OE. moste, a pret. generally meaning, could, was free to, pres. mot, moot, AS. mōste, pret. mōt, pres.; akin to D. moetan, to be obliged, OS. mōtan, to be free, to be obliged, OHG. muozan, G. müssen, to be obliged, Sw. måste, must, Goth. gamōtan, to have place, have room, to able; of unknown origin

Usage

In literature:

Soon we must part; I must go, my beloved!
"The Cryptogram" by James De Mille
I said to her then, Dick must settle in life well; he must marry money.
"Not Like Other Girls" by Rosa N. Carey
He must be born a priest; must inherit his office.
"Epistle Sermons, Vol. II" by Martin Luther
Also, no one must come between the Tartar ambassadors and their Armenian bodyguards; therefore the Venetians must precede the Armenians.
"The Saracen: Land of the Infidel" by Robert Shea
It must seem to be about Rachel, but it must tell him about Sophia.
"The Saracen: The Holy War" by Robert Shea
I must not begin to talk about Cyril; that must be a tabooed subject.
"Lover or Friend" by Rosa Nouchette Carey
He must overcome his fear.
"Shaman" by Robert Shea
If you have not sufficient butter for this purpose you must clarify more, as the fish must be entirely hid from sight.
"The Lady's Own Cookery Book, and New Dinner-Table Directory;" by Charlotte Campbell Bury
They must have employment, an' they must go where it is to be had.
"Ireland as It Is" by Robert John Buckley (AKA R.J.B.)
It must have both food and exercise and there must be a proper balance between the food and the exercise.
"The Automobile Storage Battery" by O. A. Witte
We must be courteous to him, but above all we must not be afraid of him.
"Is He Popenjoy?" by Anthony Trollope
The past must lead us to the present, and thence we must look to the future.
"The Truth About Woman" by C. Gasquoine Hartley
Of course I must suffer deeply, because the shadow of the disgrace must fall more or less upon my own darlings.
"Marion Fay" by Anthony Trollope
Now, to do that, I must cross the Valley, and I must have some provisions.
"A Captain in the Ranks" by George Cary Eggleston
Yes, you are right, we must try to love him, for the good Jesus said we must love our enemies.
"Carmen Ariza" by Charles Francis Stocking
Every one, it seemed to her, must like, must love, must prize Mrs. Pryor when they knew her.
"Shirley" by Charlotte Brontë
I quite understand that I must be present at fixed times at the theatre, and that he must fix them.
"The Landleaguers" by Anthony Trollope
I must take it home for no cause but to bring it her again next morning.
"A Select Collection of Old English Plays" by Robert Dodsley
He must either believe the word {216} of the teacher, or he must go and see.
"A Critical History of Greek Philosophy" by W. T. Stace
The officers must do every thing personally, and I must set them the example.
"Miss Ravenel's conversion from secession to loyalty" by J. W. de Forest
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In poetry:

"What! when gaye ladyes goe with their lordes
To drinke the ale and wine;
Alas! then I must hide myself,
I must not goe with mine!"
"The Marriage of Sir Gawaine" by Anonymous British
And must I climb a broken stair,
And must I pace a chamber bare?
Not so; the Brenny plains are wide
And there are banners where I ride!
"Shall I Go Bound And You Go Free?" by Padraic Colum
Vain man must stoop and freely take,
Or else embrace a burning lake:
Proud nature must submit to grace,
And to the divine righteousness.
"The Believer's Principles : Chap. I." by Ralph Erskine
They must learn that pointing's rude,
They must sit quite still at table,
And must always eat the food
Put before them—if they're able.
"A Few Rules for Beginners" by Katherine Mansfield
"Brother, I trow we here must part!
Dear white angel, we here must part!
For this low door I must enter by."
"Alas! and alas! so too must I!"
"A Song Of Two Angels" by Laura Elizabeth Richards
Closely within my heart must keep
His praise for whom that heart is riv'n,
And let each fond resentment sleep,
For I must die or be forgiven.
"Vignette - VII" by Matilda Betham

In news:

Jeff Van Gundy is glad the wait is almost over, but now he must deal with the hype.
Their apology, which the same court had previously ruled Apple must publish, to Samsung was not adequate.
If it's British, it must be better.
As such, it must be capable of performing in any incident More.
What Republicans must remember, though, is that their nominee faces a general election against President Obama.
Readiness for the unexpected must be a 'core' competency.
The apprentice must have a proficient skill level in the art form and the potential to share or teach the art form and achieve mastery.
I must admit, this Argyle song for Your Town Thursday was composed and produced while on the air, and sung live.
Flattery will come easily to you today but you must use it with care.
To train a new generation for ministry we must get rid of pride and pretension.
At least four actions must be taken by the City Council if jobs at the Army Base for Oakland residents are going to be more than a promise.
Statehouse candidates must be able to articulate thoughts, ideas on school funding.
Romney 'Must Open Up a Window as to Who He Is'.
A+ Athletes …--must be a senior.--must be nominated through the student's school district- not a parent.
While we must aggressively pursue international terrorists and all of those who would do us harm, we must do it in a way that protects the Constitu...
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In science:

Notice, that if dim Z = 1, n′ must vanish and our simplest transformation must be re flections, i.e.
Solutions to WDVV from generalized Drinfeld-Sokolov hierarchies
In order for the paired shuffles continuized chain to achieve randomness, not only must π in (~x; π) be a random permutation of Sn , but also must the entries of ~x ∈ Gn be (uniformly) random elements of G.
Random walks on wreath products of groups
To find the cooling radius rc , the density distribution must be derived from the volume Xray emissivity ǫX (r), which in turn must be depro jected from the X-ray surface brightness profile SX (r).
A Moderate Cluster Cooling Flow Model
The charges associated with extended ob jects all vanish at finite N ; this corresponds physically to the fact that any finite-size configuration of membranes and M5-branes must have net charges which vanish, as all the branes must be compact.
M(atrix) Theory: Matrix Quantum Mechanics as a Fundamental Theory
If β < 0 is not a negative integer, then once more we must have G(Θ) ≡ 0 for u must satisfy ∆u = −rα and r−β G(Θ) is not harmonic with this value of β .
Two symmetry problems in potential theory
In Ref. , the function P (t, t′ ) has been determined to satisfy the following conditions: i) ρ(t) must be a density operator, i.e. it must be self-adjoint, positivedefinite, and with unit-trace.
Quantum Zeno-like effect due to competing decoherence mechanisms
Now, any observable or “generalized matrix” of our system must be a kernel O(Ω, Ω′ ), and the product must be a generalization of the product of matrices, such as the composition of linear mappings into infinite-dimensional vector spaces.
An Algebraic Formulation of Quantum Decoherence
But since f is injective we must have h(x, s) = x and this is not possible if there is more than one element in S . A neutral element ω for ⊠A therefore must have e = {∗} as underlying ob ject.
The categorical theory of relations and quantizations
If one wants to resolve the out-of-equilibrium thermal structure within accretion fronts, a second condition must be satisfied, namely that δx must be smaller than the cooling length.
The nonlinear development of the thermal instability in the atomic ISM and its interaction with random fluctuations
This implies, in particular, that f (u) must decay faster than u−m(m+n)/2 as u → ∞, and also, that if f (u) blows up as u → 0+, its singularity must be weaker than u−m(m+n)/2 .
On the universality of the probability distribution of the product $B^{-1}X$ of random matrices
K : in the first case we allow red birds; in the second we must require that we do not know a is red: “¬R(x)” must be among the justifications of the rule.
Evaluating Defaults
The presence of R-parity conservation implies that super particles must be produced in pairs in collider experiments and the lightest super particle (LSP) must be absolutely stable.
R-parity-violating SUSY and CP violation in B --> phi K_s
First observe that the target variable of types of all segments at the primary spine must be a, because this must be the same variable as the target of ρ, the type of x.
Retractions of Types with Many Atoms
Moreover, in order to have convergent expressions for physically relevant quantities, like e.g. angular momentum (see below), the field sij must be an even function of its argument, i.e. sij (−nk ) = sij (nk ), and tij must be an odd function, i.e. tij (−nk ) = −tij (nk ).
Close encounters of black holes
R, θ2 ) to (R, θ4 ), then p and q must cross (and in fact, must have a crossing of the same type).
Random Surfaces
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