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Gotre and other maladies arising from insufficient diet have disappeared.

But the shock was insufficient to repel the impetus of the charge.

The information which Sakemba was able to give us was but little, and insufficient.

We were only fitted with summer clothing, which was now insufficient protection.

Brilliant as might have been his genius, his acquirements necessarily were insufficient.

Sometimes an incomplete erection is produced, which is insufficient.

Because of insufficient evidence, that is a question which remains unproven.

But the lamp was not very powerful, and insufficient for the tiny details.

Faulty packing and insufficient attention to orders were the most frequent.

Joe was there to send him word, but even this was insufficient.

WORD ORIGIN

late 14c., from Old French insufficient (14c.), from Latin insufficientem (nominative insufficiens) "insufficient," from in- "not, opposite of" (see in- (1)) + sufficientem (see sufficient). Originally of persons, "inadequate, unable;" of things, from late 15c. Related: Insufficiently.

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