Not all words would suffice for this, but the number of standard forms used gradually increased.
Oh, well, a few words will suffice to relate my essential discovery.
A few words sufficed for a mutual understanding between the two officers of the law.
A very few words will suffice to tell what hasheesh is.
There was no need for advertising; word of mouth sufficed.
Very few words will suffice for all I have to say about the family itself.
A few words may suffice to tell the little that remains.
That is well; from a man like you one word suffices.
You believe that a word from me would suffice to get something done in this sphere?
A few words sufficed to explain the situation, and off we went.