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If you live like an ascetic monk a small hired van may suffice. Times, Sunday Times (2006)Courtesy and purity of soul do not always suffice to make a good president. The American Nation: A History of the United States to 1877 (1995)Suffice to say that he answered as an opening batsman rather than a neutral. Times, Sunday Times (2006)Suffice to say that beauty is not part of the package. IN FORKBEARD'S WAKE: Coasting Round Scandinavia (2003)Suffice to say it all ends well. Times, Sunday Times (2015)Suffice it to say that for most people food is the most important source of trace elements. Miracle Micronutrients (1987)England lack the confidence for the spectacular but the solid will often suffice in games as nervously mediocre as this one. Times, Sunday Times (2009)Suffice to say that if the cardigan is experiencing a midlife crisis we should all leave it alone until it calms down. Times, Sunday Times (2008)It may suffice for research purposes but as a valid doping result - no way. Times, Sunday Times (2006)In pool four, one away win and the odd bonus point may suffice. Times, Sunday Times (2014)For a smaller investor, half a dozen may suffice. Times, Sunday Times (2014)Suffice to say it's the role of a lifetime. Times, Sunday Times (2008)Suffice to say, we have now parted company and live on opposite sides of the world. Times, Sunday Times (2007)Suffice to say, they upset me. Times, Sunday Times (2015)Suffice to say, it seems logical at the time. Times, Sunday Times (2014)Suffice to say, it has no inside track. Times, Sunday Times (2011)A bag of crisps may have to suffice. Times, Sunday Times (2012)It is impossible to do justice to the scope of the book, but a few samples must suffice to whet the appetite. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Given the usual investor apathy, 12 per cent may suffice to call off the marriage. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Suffice to say, we had a seriously rocking afternoon, finished off with a wonderful skinny dip. Times, Sunday Times (2014)A fair auction must suffice. Times, Sunday Times (2006)A smile will often suffice, letting the batsman know you've got him in trouble. Times, Sunday Times (2009)Suffice to say I didn't get much else done during that fortnight. The Sun (2016)
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British English: suffice VERB
If you say that something will suffice, you mean it will be enough to achieve a purpose or to fulfil a need.
A cover letter should never exceed one page; often a far shorter letter will suffice.
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