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 for Needs
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Needs \Needs\, adv. [Orig. gen. of need, used as an adverb. Cf.
     -wards.]
     Of necessity; necessarily; indispensably; -- often with must,
     and equivalent to of need.
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           A man must needs love mauger his head.   --Chaucer.
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           And he must needs go through Samaria.    --John iv. 4.
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           He would needs know the cause of his repulse. --Sir J.
                                                    Davies.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  needs
      adv 1: in such a manner as could not be otherwise; "it is
             necessarily so"; "we must needs by objective" [syn:
             inevitably, necessarily, of necessity, needs]

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