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sufficient
used in The Mill on the Floss

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Definition
adequate (enough — often without being more than is needed)
  • Tom and Maggie made several inroads into the kitchen, and, like other marauders, were induced to keep aloof for a time only by being allowed to carry away a sufficient load of booty.
    1.6 -- Book 1 Chapter 6 -- The Aunts and Uncles Are Coming (27% in)
  • But now Yap, who could get no sufficient purchase before, set his teeth in a new place, so that Bob, harassed in this way, let go his hold of Tom, and, almost throttling Yap, flung him into the river.
    1.6 -- Book 1 Chapter 6 -- The Aunts and Uncles Are Coming (83% in)
  • "I'm sure, sister," said Mrs. Pullet, who had recovered sufficiently to take off her veil and fold it carefully, "it's a nice sort o' man as Mrs. Sutton has left her money to, for he's troubled with the asthmy, and goes to bed every night at eight o'clock.
    1.7 -- Book 1 Chapter 7 -- Enter the Aunts and Uncles (26% in)
  • The fire was lighted in the large parlor, and poor Mrs. Tulliver, with a confused impression that it was a great occasion, like a funeral, unbagged the bell-rope tassels, and unpinned the curtains, adjusting them in proper folds, looking round and shaking her head sadly at the polished tops and legs of the tables, which sister Pullet herself could not accuse of insufficient brightness.
    3.3 -- Book 3 Chapter 3 -- The Family Council (1% in)
  • We shall make a shift among us to buy what's sufficient for you; though, as Mrs. G. says, they must be useful, plain things.
    3.3 -- Book 3 Chapter 3 -- The Family Council (30% in)
  • A pause; during which Minny is stroked again, but has sufficient insight not to be grateful for it, to growl rather.
    6.6 -- Book 6 Chapter 6 -- Illustrating the Laws of Attraction (72% in)
  • He had even devised a plan of starting off on a journey in this agreeable June weather; the headaches which he had constantly been alleging as a ground for stupidity and silence were a sufficient ostensible motive.
    6.13 -- Book 6 Chapter 13 -- Borne Along by the Tide (4% in)

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