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  • v. Third-person singular simple present indicative form of suffice.


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  • As this title suffices to show, a directorium or guide for the recitation of Office and Mass had to be constructed according to the needs of a particular diocese or group of dioceses, for as a rule each diocese has certain saints 'days and feasts peculiar to itself, and these have all to be taken account of in regulating the Office, a single change often occasioning much disturbance by the necessity it creates of transferring coincident celebrations to other days.

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 5: Diocese-Fathers of Mercy

  • Hence, to minimize this visible contact under the pretext that the soul can then better achieve something interior, or that invisible communion suffices, is at the same time to diminish the priestly influence of the hierarchy and consequently the action of Christ in our souls.

    The Rebellion Against the Self-Evident

  • The phrase suffices to show that whatever we are dealing with here is either sheer fantasy or else thinking of so crude a kind as to be unworthy of the name.

    Woman and Womanhood A Search for Principles

  • Any title suffices, Swiss, priest, officer, or servant of the King, "the 'worms' on the civil list"; wherever a lot of priests or Swiss are found, it is not worth while to have a trial, the throats of the lot can be slit.

    The French Revolution - Volume 2

  • "Your word suffices, citizen First Consul," replied Cadoudal, bowing.

    The Companions of Jehu

  • Each belonged to those profound anatomists of thought to whom a mere inflexion of the voice, a look, a word suffices to reveal a soul, just as the Indians track their enemies by signs invisible to European eyes.

    An Historical Mystery

  • - a word suffices: often I do no more than shake my head; but the moment her

    Shirley, by Charlotte Bronte

  • a phrase suffices to tell us all that is necessary to enable our minds to body them forth.

    Short Story Writing A Practical Treatise on the Art of The Short Story

  • These sudden congealments in the state of revery, which a single word suffices to evoke, do occur.

    Les Miserables

  • It seems to me that, so long as I do no discredit to it, the name suffices to the world. "

    John Halifax, Gentleman


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