Definition of indispensability:
I know not what co'se othe's may take, my dea' madam, but as faw me, give me neither poverty naw riches; give me political indispensability; the pa- apers have drawn the mantle of charity ove' 'im, till it covers him like a circus- tent.- "John March, Southerner", George W. Cable.
I spoke above of the assumed " indispensability" of some show of my being further subject to the " education" theory, but this was for the moment only under failure to ask to whom, or for what, such a tribute was indispensable.- "Notes of a Son and Brother", Henry James.
- "On the Significance of Science and Art from What to Do?", Count Lyof N. Tolstoi.