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enough; stop.
Historical Examples

“basta morti hengo pas tum,” murmured Hal regretfully, hesitating before the sentry.
Uncle Sam’s Boys in the Philippines H. Irving Hancock

So said the worthy gentleman, and added, in excellent Spanish, “basta!”
Wanderings in Corsica, Vol. 1 of 2 Ferdinand Gregorovius

Arab forces later took the posts of Fuweila and basta, southwest and west of Maan respectively.
The Story of the Great War, Volume VII (of VIII) Various

If you had obeyed me he would have had only one quartet and with that basta.
The Life of Ludwig van Beethoven, Volume III (of 3) Alexander Wheelock Thayer

basta that I will write anything in life that anyone asks me in decency—and a fortiori that you so gracefully ask.
The Letters of Henry James (volume I) Henry James

“basta,” what a useful word one finds in it when dwelling in Italy.
William Shakespere, of Stratford-on-Avon Scott Surtees

basta descender cinco mil varas para pasar de los musgos del polo a las selvas del Ecuador.
Heath’s Modern Language Series: The Spanish American Reader Ernesto Nelson

basta” (enough is said), was his answer; “all the physicians in Manilla are asses.
Adventures in the Philippine Islands Paul P. de La Gironire

The encounter was a fierce one, and it was decided against Michael by a clever manœuvre of basta.
Roumania Past and Present James Samuelson

(I once had it, and basta cos;) so that I am a little shaky and infirm.
The Letters of Henry James, Vol. II Henry James


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