Definition of 'must'
Example sentences containing 'must'
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You must be absolutely clear about your goals and the sacrifices required to get there. The Sun (2016)What you must avoid is going between the two. The Sun (2016)They say it must be my fault for stressing him out. The Sun (2016)Times change though and it is something we must look at. Times, Sunday Times (2016)You must be ready to make sacrifices. The Sun (2016)It really must be a love match! The Sun (2016)To be absolutely free from animal fat vegans must use only freshly minted coins. Times, Sunday Times (2016)The temptation to kick the problem into the long grass once again must be strong. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Your end product must comply with national policy and the adopted local plan. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Trusts must make sure they do not happen again. The Sun (2016)It must have been absolutely terrible for him. The Sun (2014)Something in that line must have been going on here. The Times Literary Supplement (2014)That is to say that consent must be truly and freely given. Times, Sunday Times (2009)You must find something that can take care of both. Times, Sunday Times (2008)You must be ready to compete with him. Times, Sunday Times (2009)He really must stop saving on gas. Times, Sunday Times (2006)In addition the language we use must be precise with no chance of a double meaning. Computers Basic Facts (1983) Good times must be returning to the property industry. Times, Sunday Times (2011)You must make sure the players have that resolve about them. The Sun (2010)You must also avoid touching your eyes after handling the plants. Times, Sunday Times (2015)We must take theology and move it to image. Christianity Today (2000)The government must also take strong measures to tackle the housing bubble. Times, Sunday Times (2014)We must secure a new deal and that will only be possible through a referendum. The Sun (2014)You must get consent from anyone in the photo. The Sun (2013)We must part again soon and you owe me no duties. Daniel Deronda (1876)You must know much better people than me. For Love or Money (2006)You imply the other person must now agree with you. Coping with Stress at Work (1988)The three numbers or letters must come from the same puzzle. The Sun (2008)Now the bank must wait to see if its shareholders and clients accept this explanation. Times, Sunday Times (2008)They had no idea how that dreadful attack was going to end and they must have feared the worst. Times, Sunday Times (2009)
Trends of 'must'
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Definition of must from the Collins English Dictionary
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