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  • v. Present participle of suffice.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Affording enough; satisfying.


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  • Where a household is not economically self-sufficing, that is, where households are economically interdependent, we have a broader economy.

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 12: Philip II-Reuss

  • Yet so far are we in ourselves from the ideal, which no man can come near until absolutely devoted to its quest, that we continually take that for sufficing which is a little beyond.

    Home Again

  • Dooling also supplies the Crazy Lady show with it's centerpiece, a straight-jacket covered over with acrylic fingernails more than sufficing as a symbol of the obssessive fixation on commercial standards of beauty.

    G. Roger Denson: "Old," "Crazy" and "Hysterical." Is That All There Is?

  • I was looking for a Kleenex because the drenched sleeve of my sweatshirt was no longer sufficing when she reappeared.

    Natalie Bahadur: I Lost My Passport in Estonia

  • The increase in potency has reduced the number of pills people are taking, with one or two pills sufficing instead of five or more, according to Drugscope, whose findings correspond with a growing body of research produced by a team at Lancaster University that suggests the market in ecstasy is fragmenting.

    Ecstasy is back in clubs as newly potent drug is taken with 'legal highs'

  • In fact, Steward believed gay men were loners - who "should live alone and learn to like it, and to be self-sufficing" - despite the community that saved his papers, made a pilgrimage to him in his old age and produced this fascinating slice of American history.

    Portrait of a taboo artist

  • This I cannot continue, time not sufficing; and the next will just have to be worse.

    what a business it is

  • Her own diminished consequence and straitened circumstances she indeed felt, but for this the death of MacTavish Mhor was, in her apprehension, a sufficing reason; and she doubted not that she should rise to her former state of importance when Hamish Bean (or fair-haired James) should be able to wield the arms of his father.

    Chronicles of the Canongate

  • We are perplexed that old bromides are not sufficing as an answer.

    Can a Limousine Liberal Find Happiness on Welfare?

  • Company of phalanstery of Own way the phalanstery one is a self-sufficing city.

    Archive 2008-05-01


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