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used in Frankenstein

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adequate (enough — often without being more than is needed)
  • You have guessed right; I have lately been so deeply engaged in one occupation that I have not allowed myself sufficient rest, as you see; but I hope, I sincerely hope, that all these employments are now at an end and that I am at length free.
    Chapter 5 (58% in)
sufficient = adequate (enough)
  • These are my enticements, and they are sufficient to conquer all fear of danger or death and to induce me to commence this laborious voyage with the joy a child feels when he embarks in a little boat, with his holiday mates, on an expedition of discovery up his native river.
    Introductory Letters (6% in)
  • sufficient = adequate (enough)
  • I shall do nothing rashly: you know me sufficiently to confide in my prudence and considerateness whenever the safety of others is committed to my care.
    Introductory Letters (40% in)
  • sufficiently = adequately (well enough)
  • Beaufort had saved but a very small sum of money from the wreck of his fortunes, but it was sufficient to provide him with sustenance for some months, and in the meantime he hoped to procure some respectable employment in a merchant's house.
    Chapter 1 (19% in)
  • sufficient = adequate (enough)
  • She procured plain work; she plaited straw and by various means contrived to earn a pittance scarcely sufficient to support life.
    Chapter 1 (27% in)
  • sufficient = adequate (enough)
  • I had sufficient leisure for these and many other reflections during my journey to Ingolstadt, which was long and fatiguing.
    Chapter 3 (40% in)
  • sufficient = adequate (enough)
  • I became acquainted with the science of anatomy, but this was not sufficient; I must also observe the natural decay and corruption of the human body.
    Chapter 4 (24% in)
  • sufficient = adequate (enough)
  • You have been ill, very ill, and even the constant letters of dear kind Henry are not sufficient to reassure me on your account.
    Chapter 6 (1% in)
  • sufficient = adequate (enough)
  • The path, as you ascend higher, is intersected by ravines of snow, down which stones continually roll from above; one of them is particularly dangerous, as the slightest sound, such as even speaking in a loud voice, produces a concussion of air sufficient to draw destruction upon the head of the speaker.
    Chapter 10 (25% in)
  • sufficient = adequate (enough)
  • Before I had quitted your apartment, on a sensation of cold, I had covered myself with some clothes, but these were insufficient to secure me from the dews of night.
    Chapter 11 (10% in)
  • insufficient = not adequate (not enough)

    (Editor's note:  The prefix "in-" in insufficient means not and reverses the meaning of sufficient. This is the same pattern you see in words like invisible, incomplete, and insecure.)
  • One part was open, and by that I had crept in; but now I covered every crevice by which I might be perceived with stones and wood, yet in such a manner that I might move them on occasion to pass out; all the light I enjoyed came through the sty, and that was sufficient for me.
    Chapter 11 (63% in)
  • sufficient = adequate (enough)
  • I found that the youth spent a great part of each day in collecting wood for the family fire, and during the night I often took his tools, the use of which I quickly discovered, and brought home firing sufficient for the consumption of several days.
    Chapter 12 (27% in)
  • sufficient = adequate (enough)
  • I improved, however, sensibly in this science, but not sufficiently to follow up any kind of conversation, although I applied my whole mind to the endeavour, for I easily perceived that, although I eagerly longed to discover myself to the cottagers, I ought not to make the attempt until I had first become master of their language, which knowledge might enable me to make them overlook the deformity of my figure...
    Chapter 12 (64% in)
  • sufficiently = adequately (well enough)
  • I struggled vainly for firmness sufficient to answer him, but the effort destroyed all my remaining strength; I sank on the chair and sobbed aloud.
    Chapter 15 (93% in)
  • sufficient = adequate (enough)
  • But I was bewildered, perplexed, and unable to arrange my ideas sufficiently to understand the full extent of his proposition.
    Chapter 17 (2% in)
  • sufficiently = adequately (well enough)
  • My food is not that of man; I do not destroy the lamb and the kid to glut my appetite; acorns and berries afford me sufficient nourishment.
    Chapter 17 (37% in)
  • sufficient = adequate (enough)
  • But even human sympathies were not sufficient to satisfy his eager mind.
    Chapter 18 (88% in)
  • sufficient = adequate (enough)
  • He mentioned the beauties of his native country and asked us if those were not sufficient allurements to induce us to prolong our journey as far north as Perth, where he resided.
    Chapter 19 (19% in)
  • sufficient = adequate (enough)
  • If these feelings had not found an imaginary gratification, the appearance of the city had yet in itself sufficient beauty to obtain our admiration.
    Chapter 19 (32% in)
  • sufficient = adequate (enough)
  • I sat one evening in my laboratory; the sun had set, and the moon was just rising from the sea; I had not sufficient light for my employment, and I remained idle, in a pause of consideration of whether I should leave my labour for the night or hasten its conclusion by an unremitting attention to it.
    Chapter 20 (1% in)
  • sufficient = adequate (enough)
  • The next morning, at daybreak, I summoned sufficient courage and unlocked the door of my laboratory.
    Chapter 20 (57% in)
  • sufficient = adequate (enough)
  • Fortunately, as I spoke my native language, Mr. Kirwin alone understood me; but my gestures and bitter cries were sufficient to affright the other witnesses.
    Chapter 21 (27% in)
  • sufficient = adequate (enough)
  • As time passed away I became more calm; misery had her dwelling in my heart, but I no longer talked in the same incoherent manner of my own crimes; sufficient for me was the consciousness of them.
    Chapter 22 (19% in)
  • sufficient = adequate (enough)
  • I am weak, but surely the spirits who assist my vengeance will endow me with sufficient strength.
    Chapter 24 (68% in)
sufficient = adequate (enough)
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