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(music) (as part of a musical direction) fairly; rather
Historical Examples

La Rochefoucauld, depuis assez longtemps ayant envie de la quitter, prit cette occasion avec joie.
Political Women (Vol. 1 of 2) Sutherland Menzies

Baedeker describes it as an assez belle ville, but it was not assez belle for me.
A Spring Walk in Provence Archibald Marshall

assez gagne qui malheur perd—He gains enough who gets rid of a sorrow.
Dictionary of Quotations from Ancient and Modern, English and Foreign Sources James Wood

Or le sieur de Monts ayant l’authorit & puissance cy-deuant dicte, & assez bien muny, & accompagn partit de France l’an 1604.
The Jesuit Relations and Allied Documents, Vol. III: Acadia, 1611-1616 Various

assez sait qui sait vivre et se taire—He knows 30 enough who knows how to live and how to keep his own counsel.
Dictionary of Quotations from Ancient and Modern, English and Foreign Sources James Wood

Le jardin est petit, assez grand cependant pour moi, et j’ai une clef pour entrer aux jardins de Sans-Souci.
Life and Correspondence of David Hume, Volume II (of 2) John Hill Burton

assez y a, si trop n’y a—There is enough where there is not too much.
Dictionary of Quotations from Ancient and Modern, English and Foreign Sources James Wood

When she inquired about the progress made, his reply was always the same: “assez bien,” which she considered quite satisfactory.
Susan Amy Walton

“assez barbare,” said I, as I saw that the exquisite’s nails were in the deepest possible mourning.
Servia, Youngest Member of the European Family Andrew Archibald Paton

Clarissa Harlowe provoked the criticism that the author was not assez rou pour peindre les roueries.
Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 16, Slice 4 Various


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