- compass + -able (Wiktionary)
“This may be a second cause of staggering, if the thing itself engaged for be not compassable by the ability of the engager.”
“On account of these valuable notes, and also for the alterations made by Schwegler himself, we feel that we must invite American scholars possessing the Seelye translation to replace it or accompany it by this present version, which is a cheap and compassable volume.”
“Here, then, we discover two purposes of partial, indeed, but signal utility, compassable by the induction of trance, at the very outset of our inquiry into its utility.”
“He lives in another world -- has, as _Sir Anthony Absolute_ says, a sun and moon of his own -- a realm of fairies, with attending sprites to perform his every compassable wish.”
“The one content to doze away life with as little labor as possible and all the enjoyment compassable; his log hut, wool hat, homespun suit, and corn and bacon the limits of his desires ...; loving his gun and his horse, addicted to tobacco and strong drink, quick to anger, a dangerous enemy, and a fast friend.”
“Our other book was much more compassable and more widely circulated.”
“Instantly Nozdrev burst into a laugh compassable only by a healthy man in whose head every tooth still remains as white as sugar.”
“The rational knowledge of God; it may be had and it must be had, but it must not be rested in; for even this knowledge that doth in the means, the objective representation, lie so fairly compassable, (for the discovery is clear) is supposed to be clear; the invisible things of”
“In your days all extant history lay within compassable bounds: it is a fearful thing to consider now what length of time would be required to make studious man as conversant with the history of Europe since those days, as he ought to be, if he would be properly qualified for holding a place in the councils of a kingdom.”
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