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 Meanings and Examples of ADEQUATE
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 a.  sufficient; enough to meet a purpose
Classic Sentence: (22 in 2 pages)
1  The materials at present within my command hardly appeared adequate to so arduous an undertaking, but I doubted not that I should ultimately succeed.
Frankenstein By Mary Shelley
Context  Highlight   In Chapter 4
2  I had before experienced sensations of horror, and I have endeavoured to bestow upon them adequate expressions, but words cannot convey an idea of the heart-sickening despair that I then endured.
Frankenstein By Mary Shelley
Context  Highlight   In Chapter 8
3  In truth, nothing short of a total change of dynasty and moral code, in that interior kingdom, was adequate to account for the impulses now communicated to the unfortunate and startled minister.
The Scarlet Letter By Nathaniel Hawthorne
Context  Highlight   In XX.THE MINISTER IN A MAZE
4  can form no adequate idea of the change in Mr. Micawber's conduct, of his wildness, of his violence.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER 49. I AM INVOLVED IN MYSTERY
5  Prissy was not the most adequate of nurses.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER VIII
6  Captain Peleg's bruited reason for this thing appeared by no means adequate; though, indeed, as touching all Ahab's deeper part, every revelation partook more of significant darkness than of explanatory light.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER 106. Ahab's Leg.
7  She had given reasons which he was unwilling to acknowledge as adequate.
The Awakening By Kate Chopin
Context  Highlight   In XXXII
8  He searched about in his mind for an adequate malediction for the indefinite cause, the thing upon which men turn the words of final blame.
The Red Badge of Courage By Stephen Crane
Context  Highlight   In Chapter 11
9  Dear me, the parking arrangements are not what you might call adequate.
Between the Acts By Virginia Woolf
Context  Highlight   In Unit 11
10  All day, as I drove upon my round, I turned over the case in my mind and found no explanation which appeared to me to be adequate.
The Return of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
11  I feel I have adequate cause to be happy, and I will be happy.
Jane Eyre By Charlotte Bronte
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XXXIV
12  They were at a loss for an adequate motive.
Heart of Darkness By Joseph Conrad
Context  Highlight   In II
13  But if from the comparative dimensions of the whale's proper brain, you deem it incapable of being adequately charted, then I have another idea for you.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER 80. The Nut.
14  Now, this occasional inevitable sinking of the recently killed Sperm Whale is a very curious thing; nor has any fisherman yet adequately accounted for it.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER 81. The Pequod Meets The Virgin.
15  There is another substance, and a very singular one, which turns up in the course of this business, but which I feel it to be very puzzling adequately to describe.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER 94. A Squeeze of the Hand.
Example Sentence: (29 in 2 pages)
1  A UN official said aid programs will be suspended until there's adequate protection for relief convoys.
2  Remember to bring clothes that provide adequate protection against the wind and rain.
3  Without adequate information, many students choose a college almost blindly.
4  It's your responsibility to arrange adequate cover for holiday periods.
5  The old methods weren't adequate to meet current needs.
6  In the course of researching customer needs, we discovered how few families have adequate life insurance.
7  Lincoln felt that McClellan had not allotted an adequate force to the defense of Washington.
8  An adequate environmental impact assessment was not carried out on the bypass project.
9  People can fight infection more easily if they have an adequate diet.
10  We had adequate food and drink for a week's journey.
11  We took adequate food for the holiday.
12  One in four people worldwide are without adequate homes.
13  Brown Institution trust funds were never adequate, but Twort preferred impecunious independence.
14  The Cabinet as an institution does not have an adequate bureaucratic infrastructure to enable it to perform a coordinating role.
15  Make sure that the firm's insurance cover is adequate.