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ad uh kwuh see

  • n  the quality of being able to meet a need satisfactorily: "he questioned the adequacy of the usual sentimental interpretation of the Golden Rule"
  • n  the quality of being sufficient for the end in view

  • Since that time the British have brought their home strength somewhere near to the point of adequacy, but the sacrifice of major quantities of materiel from Britain and Egypt .
  • We should review the adequacy of the resources of the IMF, the World Bank Group and other multilateral development banks and stand ready to increase them where necessary.
  • After a few minutes, Justice Byron White interrupted Cox to inquire about the adequacy of the trial record in lower courts.

  • John Lynch in The Union Leader
    This review should include an assessment of the adequacy of policies and safeguards related to power shut-offs and a determination of whether those policies are being rigorously adhered to by New Hampshire's utility companies,he wrote.
  • Jim Flaherty in Toronto Sun
    We agreed to consider a modest, phased-in and fully funded enhancement to defined benefits under the CPP in order to increase coverage and adequacy,said Flaherty. "We were not unanimous, but the substantive majority view was that we should...
  • Paul Clement in 940 News
    There is no need for this court to assess the adequacy of the . . . review before it has taken place,wrote Solicitor General Paul Clement, the administration's top Supreme Court lawyer.

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