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sufficient
used in Wuthering Heights

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adequate (enough — often without being more than is needed)
  • On Sunday evenings we used to be permitted to play, if we did not make much noise; now a mere titter is sufficient to send us into corners.
    Chapter 3 (15% in)
  • I imagined, for a moment, that this piece of eloquence was addressed to me; and, sufficiently enraged, stepped towards the aged rascal with an intention of kicking him out of the door.
    Chapter 2 (66% in)
  • A sensible man ought to find sufficient company in himself.'
    Chapter 3 (72% in)
  • Edgar Linton, after an inquisitive stare, collected sufficient wit to recognise her.
    Chapter 6 (77% in)
  • 'Nonsense, I do — that's sufficient.'
    Chapter 9 (28% in)
  • Before I recovered sufficiently to see and hear, it began to be dawn, and, Nelly, I'll tell you what I thought, and what has kept recurring and recurring till I feared for my reason.
    Chapter 12 (38% in)
  • Is it not sufficient for your infernal selfishness, that while you are at peace I shall writhe in the torments of hell?'
    Chapter 15 (51% in)
  • CHAPTER XVI ABOUT twelve o'clock that night was born the Catherine you saw at Wuthering Heights: a puny, seven-months' child; and two hours after the mother died, having never recovered sufficient consciousness to miss Heathcliff, or know Edgar.
    Chapter 16 (2% in)
  • 'I recovered spirits sufficient to bear Joseph's eternal lectures without weeping, and to move up and down the house less with the foot of a frightened thief than formerly.
    Chapter 17 (24% in)
  • When I reached the Heights, I explained that I had come to see everything carried on decently; and Joseph, who appeared in sufficient distress, expressed satisfaction at my presence.
    Chapter 17 (91% in)
  • But that consideration is sufficient: he's as safe with me, and shall be tended as carefully as your master tends his own.
    Chapter 20 (77% in)
  • Linton shivered, and glanced at her, half supplicating, half ashamed; but his cousin's patience was not sufficient to endure this enigmatical behaviour.
    Chapter 27 (11% in)
  • He didn't cast a glance towards my companions, though they were sufficiently near for Linton's sobs to be audible; but hailing me in the almost hearty tone he assumed to none besides, and the sincerity of which I couldn't avoid doubting, he said — 'It is something to see you so near to my house, Nelly.
    Chapter 27 (23% in)
  • He opened them suddenly, and resigned the object of dispute; but, ere she had well secured it, he seized her with the liberated hand, and, pulling her on his knee, administered with the other a shower of terrific slaps on both sides of the head, each sufficient to have fulfilled his threat, had she been able to fall.'
    Chapter 27 (48% in)
  • 'No, no,' he replied, coolly; 'you'll leave sufficient behind to cover your debts, if you fail to return: I'm not in such a hurry.
    Chapter 31 (89% in)
  • He had an aversion to yielding so completely to his feelings, choosing rather to absent himself; and eating once in twenty-four hours seemed sufficient sustenance for him.
    Chapter 34 (1% in)

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