Examples of sufficient in a sentence
Considering that John Adams was notoriously insecure about his own place in history, he surely would have enjoyed his current renown. He and Abigail get pride of place in the family crypt, down a winding staircase in the church basement. On her plaque in the crypt, she is described as a “model of domestic worth,” as though she were a particularly charming chifforobe, and not a woman who survived a troubled marriage with sufficient courage that both houses of Congress adjourned upon hearing of her death. —Charles P. Pierce, Boston Globe Magazine, 26 July 2009
Because canines are, for the most part, unable to naturally manufacture sufficient vitamins to meet their daily requirements, a dog's routinely consumed meals, with some exceptions, must be augmented with them during the manufacturing process. —Tom Ewing, Dog Watch, February 2009
And since this policy is usually accompanied by a pledge to provide sufficient scholarship funds to admitted applicants who cannot afford the full cost (around $45,000 in the Ivy League today), it is an expensive policy. —Andrew Delbanco, New York Review of Books, 29 Mar. 2007
The result was a magnificent example of evidence overkill—the first set of prints alone was sufficient to match the gangbanger to a set in the national Automated Fingerprint Identification System database. —Jessica Snyder Sachs, Popular Science, March 2004
A brisk walk is sufficient to raise your heart rate.
There must be sufficient funds in your bank account to cover the check.
Her explanation was not sufficient to satisfy the police.
Recent Examples of sufficient from the web
Even if that is overstated, Republicans will struggle to lure a sufficient number of Democrats to sign on to a tax bill.
Still, a spokeswoman for the agency, Nikki Mayes, said parents should take sufficient steps to help reduce the risks of sudden infant death.
A nod is sufficient in most cases, and for older vets who have worked through or who are blessed to forget, perhaps more.
The step that Facebook announced Monday — refusing to display advertisements in fake stories — isn’t sufficient.
Goldberg: Is there sufficient understanding of what an actual U.S.-China war would look like?
Nostalgia for a self-sufficient, cozy Little England that is long gone.
Italian authorities are looking into whether the company did not pay a sufficient amount of tax.
(Remember that Attorney General Ed Meese gave Oliver North and Fawn Hall sufficient time to spirit critical documents out of their offices before revealing the scandal to the world.)
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Origin and Etymology of sufficient
Middle English, from Latin sufficient-, sufficiens, from present participle of sufficere —see suffice
First Known Use: 14th century
Synonym Discussion of sufficient
SUFFICIENT Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of sufficient for English Language Learners
: having or providing as much as is needed
SUFFICIENT Defined for Kids
Definition of sufficient for Students
: enough to achieve a goal or fill a need sufficient evidence
Legal Definition of sufficient
: enough to meet the needs under the law of a situation or a proposed end
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