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Suffice, 1) absol. to be enough: “if the love of soldier can s.” Wiv. II, 1, 12. “if that will not s.” Merch. IV, 1, 210. Merch. IV, 1, 210 Shr. I, 2, 66. Wint. I, 2, 235. H4B III, 2, 178. H4B III, 2, 178 H6B III, 3, 71. Ant. IV, 14, 117 “(--ing strokes for death).” Per. II, 1, 78. Followed by an inf.: “let it then s. to drown one woe,” Lucr. 1679. “to know thee shall s.” Pilgr. 63 and LLL IV, 2, 115. By a clause: “it --th that Brutus leads me on,” Caes. II, 1, 333. V, 1, 125. The pron. it omitted: “--th, my reasons are good,” Shr. I, 1, 252. III, 2, 108. “--th that I have maintains my state,” H6B IV, 10, 24. “--th not that we are brought to Rome?” Tit. I, 109. “--th a Roman with a Roman's heart can suffer,” Cymb. V, 5, 80.
2) trans. a) to satisfy, to content: “true sorrow then is feelingly --d when with like semblance it is sympathised,” Lucr. 1112. “I in thy abundance am --d,” Sonn. 37, 11. “till he be first --d, I will not touch a bit,” As II, 7, 131. “when my knightly stomach is --d,” John I, 191.
b) to be enough for (though not quite adequate to the want or demand): “it shall s. me,” LLL II, 167. “let it s. the greatness of your powers to have bereft a prince of all his fortune,” Per. II, 1, 8. Used especially to express that enough has been said: let it s. thee . . . “that I love thee,” Wiv. II, 1, 10. As I, 3, 57. Troil. II, 3, 73. Oth. III, 4, 131.
3) refl. to content one's self (Germ. sich begnügen): “let's return again, and s. ourselves with the report of it,” All's III, 5, 10.
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