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Not definitely or always; possibly not. Because of the different income tax brackets here, a higher wage isn't necessarily a good thing, as you may end up paying more than you were before. A: "Based on this evidence, he's definitely guilty." B: "Not necessarily. There are lot of factors that still need to be considered."
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ˌnot necesˈsarily

used to say that something is possibly true but not definitely or always true: The more expensive articles are not necessarily better.Biggest doesn’t necessarily mean best. ♢ (spoken) ‘We’re going to lose.’ ‘Not necessarily.’
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It is necessary that it is necessary that there is at no proposition that is necessarily definite.
This relative nature of optimality is particularly true of language-based communication, which necessarily involves the effects of context and is highly subject to situational constraints.
For one thing, the people who would see the largest tax increases--those with the highest incomes--would not necessarily see a comparable benefit.
Another serious health condition involving continuing treatment by a health care provider is described as a "period of incapacity which is permanent or long-term due to a condition for which treatment may not be effective." (31) The employee or family member must be under the continuing supervision of a health care provider but not necessarily be receiving active treatment.
Thus, buyers are usually willing to pay more for assets than stock, but not necessarily enough to offset a C bank's additional tax liability.
Also, while the payload is important, LeBlanc cautions that companies should not necessarily "oversize" their scrap handler, essentially paying for something they won't use.
"Reading less literature is not necessarily an indicator that people are not reading," says Carla Hayden, executive director of the Enoch Pratt Free Library in Baltimore.
While these rights are due to all citizens, no corresponding duty on the part of citizens is necessarily attached.
Thus, the larger size of a cohort may not necessarily increase its power to detect genetic or environmental contributors to complex diseases.
For an administrative expense to be deductible under IRC section 2053, it must be (a) incurred in the administration of the decedent's estate, (b) actually and necessarily incurred and (c) allowable by the laws of the jurisdiction under which the estate is being administered.
If, as his title suggests, Attie wants to connect his pictures to this deplorable situation, he ought to do more to acknowledge nuances in the structure of racial and ethnic difference: To put it simply, anti-Semitism does not necessarily equal racism, no more than asserting the longtime presence of Jews necessarily relates new immigrants' plight to theirs.
For that matter, images, however harrowing, are not necessarily more revealing of war's atrocities than words.
The second observation suggests that Iqbal has done what Muslims have done since the Prophet's time: he has interpreted that "essential" message as something more expansive and, perhaps but not necessarily, as something that would lead Iqbal to believe, do, say or think something.
"There is need at some point to have some extra codes for new technologies and things of that nature, but not necessarily related to ICD-10."
In harmony with the published record of her interests, but also a useful convenience for the focused reader, the essays are grouped under four generic headings: "Narrations," "Marguerites," "Poesie, Spiritualite," and "Figures, Polemiques." This brief review will necessarily focus on a few highlights as the author sees them, and he begs forgiveness in advance for passing over so many other worthwhile contributions.