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sufficient
used in The Scarlet Letter

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adequate (enough — often without being more than is needed)
  • Thus conversing, they entered sufficiently deep into the wood to secure themselves from the observation of any casual passenger along the forest track.
    Chapter 16 -- A Forest Walk (55% in)
  • Doubtless, however, either of these stern and black-browed Puritans would have thought it quite a sufficient retribution for his sins that, after so long a lapse of years, the old trunk of the family tree, with so much venerable moss upon it, should have borne, as its topmost bough, an idler like myself.
    Introductory (17% in)
  • It is a pious consolation to me that, through my interference, a sufficient space was allowed them for repentance of the evil and corrupt practices into which, as a matter of course, every Custom-House officer must be supposed to fall.
    Introductory (25% in)
  • This was my all of lettered intercourse; and it was quite sufficient for my necessities.
    Introductory (58% in)
  • If the guillotine, as applied to office-holders, were a literal fact, instead of one of the most apt of metaphors, it is my sincere belief that the active members of the victorious party were sufficiently excited to have chopped off all our heads, and have thanked Heaven for the opportunity!
    Introductory (91% in)
  • Although, by a seemingly careless arrangement of his heterogeneous garb, he had endeavoured to conceal or abate the peculiarity, it was sufficiently evident to Hester Prynne that one of this man's shoulders rose higher than the other.
    Chapter 3 -- The Recognition (6% in)
  • Whether from commiseration for a woman of so miserable a destiny; or from the morbid curiosity that gives a fictitious value even to common or worthless things; or by whatever other intangible circumstance was then, as now, sufficient to bestow, on some persons, what others might seek in vain; or because Hester really filled a gap which must otherwise have remained vacant; it is certain that she had ready and fairly requited employment for as many hours as she saw fit to occupy with...
    Chapter 5 -- Hester at her Needle (46% in)
  • The intellect of Roger Chillingworth had now a sufficiently plain path before it.
    Chapter 11 -- The Interior of a Heart (2% in)
  • My one sufficient object was to greet that pious friend of mine, the Apostle Eliot, and rejoice with him over the many precious souls he hath won from heathendom!
    Chapter 20 -- The Minister in a Maze (68% in)
  • It was in sufficient proximity to bring the whole sermon to her ears, in the shape of an indistinct but varied murmur and flow of the minister's very peculiar voice.
    Chapter 22 -- The Procession (61% in)

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