sufficient (adj.)
able, capable, competent
2H4 III.ii.93[Falstaff to Shallow and Silence] Have you provided me here half a dozen sufficient men?
MM II.i.260[Escalus to Elbow] bring me in the names of some six or seven, the most sufficient of your parish
MV I.iii.17[Shylock to Bassanio, of Antonio] My meaning in saying he is a good man is to have you understand me that he is sufficient [i.e. to act as a security]
Oth III.iv.89[Desdemona to Othello, of Cassio] You'll never meet a more sufficient man
Oth IV.i.267[Lodovico to Iago, of Othello] Is this the noble Moor, whom our full senate / Call all-in-all sufficient?
TNK II.i.156[Palamon to Arcite] I ... am sufficient / To tell the world 'tis but a gaudy shadow
TS IV.iv.91[Biondello to Lucentio] Take ... some sufficient honest witnesses
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