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(a) gracious plenty

 and an elegant sufficiency
Euph. enough (food). No more, thanks. I have a gracious plenty on my plate. At Thanksgiving, we always have an elegant sufficiency and are mighty thankful for it.
See also: gracious, plenty
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Stelling was a broad-chested, healthy man, with the bearing of a gentleman, a conviction that a growing boy required a sufficiency of beef, and a certain hearty kindness in him that made him like to see Tom looking well and enjoying his dinner; not a man of refined conscience, or with any deep sense of the infinite issues belonging to every-day duties, not quite competent to his high offices; but incompetent gentlemen must live, and without private fortune it is difficult to see how they could all live genteelly if they had nothing to do with education or government.
Marfa Petrovna had not the slightest intention of settling anything substantial on him, having regard for his children's interests, and, if she left him anything, it would only be the merest sufficiency, something insignificant and ephemeral, which would not last a year for a man of his habits.
and offers an answer which characterizes the sufficiency of reasons in terms of their relative weight.
analysis and evaluation of efficiency(development of efficiency evaluation criteria) of the existing system of the budget sufficiency equalization of the sub-nationalentities of the Russian Federation;
this There is an extra twist to this gripping saga in that he is possessed of an apocalyptic gene and is so enthralled by the possibility of the world's imminent demise that he encourages his Londonbased a simpler based on sufficiency is its problems' sister to buy a horse as a means of getting around post-apocalypse.
1 steelmaker, has moved one step closer to reaching the goal of outfitting itself with iron-ore self sufficiency of 30%.
The Children and Families (Wales) Measure 2010 allows Welsh Ministers to place a duty on Local Authorities to assess the sufficiency of play opportunities in their areas for children in accordance with regulations.
A FOOD campaign run by the Farmers Union of Wales has been revamped after Defra figures suggesting a decline in Britain's food self- sufficiency.
Audiences may have laughed at Barbara and Tom Good's attempts at self sufficiency in suburbia back in the '70s but it is not as hard as one thinks.
Isaiah's poem sets the choice that God's people are always making--free water, milk, and bread, or the rat-race of self sufficiency.
The context is Sufficiency and the conversation is What is Enough?
Ten companies plan to build 11 sugar plants in different areas in the country to support the program to reach self sufficiency in the supply of the food product.
110 relates to the risk of material misstatement at the financial statement level, focusing on "overall responses" by the auditor; further audit procedures responsive to assessed risk at relevant assertion levels; evaluating the sufficiency and appropriateness of the audit evidence obtained; and documentation.
Energy self sufficiency is achievable in most operations with significant improvements in just two areas, both associated with water removal: 1) product drying and 2) water removal from spent pulping liquors.
If we are to fulfill the mandates of empowerment and self sufficiency, then we must be concerned with not only assisting consumers to secure employment but also help them find employment that provides a living wage.