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
Any eruption of sufficient power to provoke such a flood would also have been big enough to precipitate a temporary change in the world’s climate of the sort that Radbertus reports.
Lloyd McKee, who was behind the controls, could not gain sufficient altitude, causing the plane to slam into a tower at the XSport Fitness health center southeast of 75th Street and Route 59, in the plane's flightpath.
His promise to gut Obamacare — and thereby make good on seven years of GOP promises — now teeters on the verge of collapse, with one more Senate Republican defection sufficient to seal its fate.
The point is that the traditional model of designing a few-month-long placebo controlled trial of a pain score outcome is not sufficient.
There are no clear indications that these animals underwent metamorphosis, and indeed the pelvic girdles and limbs of at least some taxa (only a few provide the sufficient data) ossified early in development (Olori 2015).
Once the child established sufficient trust with his social worker and psychologist, psychotherapy sessions could begin.
Whether such time was legally sufficient could become a contended matter in a lawsuit.
This indirect method is less efficient than that of PPIs, but is sufficient for many patients.
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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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