Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The termination of abstract nouns formed in -ity from adjectives in -ible, as in credibility, legibility, etc., from credible, legible, etc. It is properly the double suffix -bility, with a preceding original or euphonic vowel i-. Compare -ability, and see -bility.
“The Pakistan Taliban claimed respons ibility for an attack this month on Karachi's revered Abdullah Shah Ghazi shrine, which killed eight people.”
“While, as Nancy says, suspense fiction doesn't require series-ibility, the crime-solving subgenre does seem to demand it.”
“There is the Matisse landscape, The Pink Wall, that was somehow obtained by Kurt Gerstein, an SS officer with specific responsibility for delivering Zyklon B to the camps who eventually took his own life in July 1945.”
“Let us think about the question's implications as regards our response-ibility.”
“The lure of firmness and slice-ibility, led me to ricotta salata.”
“These particles were protected by a distortion of the fields of vis - ibility.”
“He says they was sworn by three former employes of the Bureau which was fired for in-competence and in-com-pat-ibility by Kingsley-Schultz.”
“He paused, laughing carelessly, for greater plausibility. ibility.”
“He recalls earning "street cred (ibility)" as a musician by being able to play "Crossroads" by age 14.”
“The great bonus is that it gives you flex-ibility.”
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