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suh fi shuhn see

  • n  sufficient resources to provide comfort and meet obligations
    her father questioned the young suitor's sufficiency
  • n  an adequate quantity; a quantity that is large enough to achieve a purpose
    there is more than a sufficiency of lawyers in this country
  • n  the quality of being sufficient for the end in view
    he questioned the sufficiency of human intelligence

  • Attorneys for the other two defendants challenged the sufficiency of the proof of premeditation.
  • Uniformly, Asians finished first in the wealth, intelligence and self-sufficiency categories, followed by Europeans and Middle Easterners, with Latinos finishing last.
  • He never stopped calling for a nation that would turn its back on technology to prosper through village self-sufficiency, but not even the Mahatma could hold back progress.
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  • Osama bin Laden in Ottawa Citizen
    I tell every young man among the youth of Islam: it is your duty to join the caravan until the sufficiency is complete and the march to aid the High and Omnipotent continues,said Mr. bin Laden.
  • Wade Horn in Forbes
    I think more attention has to be paid to helping those families move up the income scale, increasing their independence of other government welfare programs,Horn said. "The true goal of welfare to work programs should be self-sufficiency."
  • Peter Kenyon in Times Online
    We have consistently advocated the aim of self-sufficiency, which has always been supported by the owner,Kenyon said. "We are hopeful of being close to these targets in the timeframes we have set given the underlying strengths of the...

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