Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Of the nature of, or constituting, doctrine.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Of the nature of, or constituting, doctrine.

Etymologies

doctrine +‎ -able (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • But if the question be for your own use and learning, whether it be better to have it set down as it should be, or as it was: then certainly is more doctrinable the feigned Cyrus of Xenophon than the true Cyrus in Justin: and the feigned Aeneas in Virgil, than the right Aeneas in Dares Phrygius.

    English literary criticism

  • But if the question be for your owne use and learning, whether it be better to have it set downe as it should be, or as it was; then certainly is more doctrinable, the fained Cyrus in Xenophon, then the true Cyrus in Justin {45}: and the fained Aeneas in Virgill, then the right Aeneas in Dares Phrigius {46}: as to a Ladie that desired to fashion her countenance to the best grace: a Painter shuld more benefite her to pourtrait a most sweete face, writing Canidia uppon it, then to paint Canidia as shee was, who Horace sweareth was full ill favoured {47}.

    Defence of Poesie

  • But if the question be for your owne use and learning, whether it be better to have it set downe as it should be, or as it was, then certainly is more doctrinable the fayned _Cyrus of Xenophon_ than the true _Cyrus in Justine_, and the fayned _�neas in Virgil_ than the true _�neas_ in _Dares Phrygius. _ "

    Poetry

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