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used in 1984 by Orwell

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adequate (enough — often without being more than is needed)
  • Winston had recovered himself sufficiently to speak.
    p. 268.9
sufficiently = adequately (in a manner that provides enough — often without being more than is needed)
  • In any time that he could accurately remember, there had never been quite enough to eat, one had never had socks or underclothes that were not full of holes, furniture had always been battered and rickety, rooms underheated, tube trains crowded, houses falling to pieces, bread dark-coloured, tea a rarity, coffee filthy-tasting, cigarettes insufficient — nothing cheap and plentiful except synthetic gin.
    p. 59.9
  • insufficient = not adequate

    (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.)
  • It had been a sufficiently rash act to buy the book in the beginning, and he had sworn never to come near the place again.
    p. 93.7
  • If he could get her at a table by herself, somewhere in the middle of the room, not too near the telescreens, and with a sufficient buzz of conversation all round — if these conditions endured for, say, thirty seconds, it might be possible to exchange a few words.
    p. 110.9
  • There was a vacant place at a table further away, but something in the little man's appearance suggested that he would be sufficiently attentive to his own comfort to choose the emptiest table.
    p. 112.6
  • They could be made to accept the most flagrant violations of reality, because they never fully grasped the enormity of what was demanded of them, and were not sufficiently interested in public events to notice what was happening.
    p. 156.7
  • The process has to be conscious, or it would not be carried out with sufficient precision, but it also has to be unconscious, or it would bring with it a feeling of falsity and hence of guilt.
    p. 214.5

There are no more uses of "sufficient" in 1984 by Orwell.

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