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“The level of outside support… has not been sufficient enough for them to distance themselves from al Nusra,” Cafarella said.
It's probably necessary for success in the long term, but it's far, far, far from sufficient.U.S. Hasn’t Even Started Training Rebel Army to Fight ISIS|Tim Mak|November 25, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Suspicion of exposure to Ebola, for example, is sufficient to justify mandatory isolation.
Whitefish, Montana, where NPI is based, is apparently not sufficient.American Racist Richard Spencer Gets to Play the Martyr in Hungary|James Kirchick|October 7, 2014|DAILY BEAST
“There was sufficient targeting information on these guys in June,” said one senior U.S. intelligence official.Exclusive: U.S. Special Ops Readied Syria Attack in June|Eli Lake|October 2, 2014|DAILY BEAST
But now the boiler proved to be too small to furnish steam steadily in sufficient quantity to sustain the higher speed.A History of the Growth of the Steam-Engine|Robert H. Thurston
For a creative or interpretative genius mere existence seems to be sufficient.The Merry-Go-Round|Carl Van Vechten
A sufficient amount of mucus or fecal matter will usually be brought away by it.A Manual of Clinical Diagnosis|James Campbell Todd
Sufficient has been said to prove the superiority of spiritual life over the whole aspects and manifestations of Nature.An Interpretation of Rudolf Eucken's Philosophy|W. Tudor Jones
In order that sufficient instruction be furnished the Indians, five more religious are needed.The Philippine Islands, 1493-1898, V7, 1588-1591|Emma Helen Blair
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Word Origin and History for sufficient
early 14c., from Old French sufficient, from Latin sufficiens, present participle of sufficere (see suffice).