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adequate (enough — often without being more than is needed)
  • the furniture was decent and sufficient
    1.10 -- Book 1 Chapter 10 -- Stephen Blackpool (78% in)
sufficient = adequate without being abundant
  • A man who could never sufficiently vaunt himself a self-made man.
    1.4 -- Book 1 Chapter 4 -- Mr. Bounderby (6% in)
  • The simple circumstance of being left alone with her husband and Mr. Bounderby, was sufficient to stun this admirable lady again without collision between herself and any other fact.
    1.4 -- Book 1 Chapter 4 -- Mr. Bounderby (59% in)
  • I don't know what this — jolly old — Jaundiced Jail,' Tom had paused to find a sufficiently complimentary and expressive name for the parental roof, and seemed to relieve his mind for a moment by the strong alliteration of this one, 'would be without you.'
    1.8 -- Book 1 Chapter 8 -- Never Wonder (38% in)
  • A rather stooping man, with a knitted brow, a pondering expression of face, and a hard-looking head sufficiently capacious, on which his iron-grey hair lay long and thin, Old Stephen might have passed for a particularly intelligent man in his condition.
    1.10 -- Book 1 Chapter 10 -- Stephen Blackpool (16% in)
  • He knew Rachael well, for a glance at any one of these groups was sufficient to show him that she was not there.
    1.10 -- Book 1 Chapter 10 -- Stephen Blackpool (29% in)
  • After an impatient oath or two, and some stupid clawing of herself with the hand not necessary to her support, she got her hair away from her eyes sufficiently to obtain a sight of him.
    1.10 -- Book 1 Chapter 10 -- Stephen Blackpool (87% in)
  • Then the question arises, Is this one disparity sufficient to operate as a bar to such a marriage?
    1.15 -- Book 1 Chapter 15 -- Father and Daughter (36% in)
  • The inattention and indolence of his manner were sufficiently relieved, to Mrs. Sparsit's thinking, by a certain gallantry at ease, which offered her homage too.
    2.1 -- Book 2 Chapter 1 -- Effects in the Bank (83% in)
  • Rachael raised her eyes, and they sufficiently answered no, and dropped again.
    2.6 -- Book 2 Chapter 6 -- Fading Away (43% in)
  • Tom had sat upon the bed, swinging one leg and sucking his walkingstick with sufficient unconcern, until the visit had attained this stage.
    2.6 -- Book 2 Chapter 6 -- Fading Away (61% in)
  • The noise of the rain did not disturb him much; but it attracted his attention sufficiently to make him raise his head sometimes, as if he were rather remonstrating with the elements.
    2.12 -- Book 2 Chapter 12 -- Down (5% in)
  • I have supposed the head to be all-sufficient.
    3.1 -- Book 3 Chapter 1 -- Another Thing Needful (52% in)
  • Sissy's face sufficiently showed that her appeal to him was not finished.
    3.2 -- Book 3 Chapter 2 -- Very Ridiculous (68% in)
  • The spectacle of a matron of classical deportment, seizing an ancient woman by the throat, and hauling her into a dwelling-house, would have been under any circumstances, sufficient temptation to all true English stragglers so blest as to witness it, to force a way into that dwelling-house and see the matter out.
    3.5 -- Book 3 Chapter 5 -- Found (37% in)
  • He saw Mrs. Sparsit fighting out a daily fight at the points of all the weapons in the female armoury, with the grudging, smarting, peevish, tormenting Lady Scadgers, still laid up in bed with her mysterious leg, and gobbling her insufficient income down by about the middle of every quarter, in a mean little airless lodging, a mere closet for one, a mere crib for two; but did he see more?
    3.9 -- Book 3 Chapter 9 -- Final (52% in)

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