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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

Capable of being defended against attack.

Usage examples (4)
  • Adjective : a tenable theory. ,a research grant tenable for two years
  • In any case, it can be tenably argued that the operational mechanics behind The Great Leveling are likely to exceed their physical universe blueprints.
  • If we live in a tenably loving universe, and it had been created by some Godly Intelligence -- what other definable source created what so obviously and vividly has been...
  • There is a point behind this searing melodrama that warrants participation -- an admittedly brazenly-stated conviction whose roots support a non-random world view, as has been... for more
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