What does the word sufficiency mean?

Usage examples for sufficiency

  1. The faith of the one is in the self- sufficiency of the disciplined spirit of mankind; the unfaith of the other is in its glorification of the natural world and in its allegiance to the momentary devices and desires of the separate heart. – Preaching and Paganism by Albert Parker Fitch
  2. Government policy has accorded a high priority to the expansion and modernization of agricultural production as a means of attaining self- sufficiency in foods. – Area Handbook for Albania by Eugene K. Keefe Sarah Jane Elpern William Giloane James M. Moore, Jr. Stephen Peters Eston T. White
  3. The explanation of this may be looked for partly in the self- sufficiency of his strong intellect, partly in the limitations of the emotional side of his nature, and partly in his fine heritage of natural goodness. – Herbert Spencer by J. Arthur Thomson