- adj. Capable of being prevented.
“I have great confidence in expectation in the Walgreens of the world and others to do quite well in spite of the fact they're not selling something that is the number one preventible -- rather leading cause of preventible death in the United States.”
“I have made a monstrous fire, but thirst and impatience are hard to bear, and preventible misfortunes are always irksome.”
“This is the pathetic case which I have to put to you; not only on behalf of the thousands of children who annually die in this great city, but also on behalf of the thousands of children who live half developed, racked with preventible pain, shorn of their natural capacity for health and enjoyment.”
“That many who sought to do some little to repair the social wrongs, inflicted in the way of preventible sickness and death upon the poor, were strengthening those wrongs, however innocently, by wasting money on pestilent knaves cumbering society.”
“Life must be held sacred among us in more ways than one — sacred, not merely from the murderous weapon, or the subtle poison, or the cruel blow, but sacred from preventible diseases, distortions, and pains.”
“Even though Kerry got the first question,"Do you believe you could do a better job than President Bush in preventing another 911-type terrorist attack", it was a question he couldn't really answer without first stating that 911 itself was preventible, defending it, as well as pointing out current vulnerabilities that terrorists could sieze upon.”
“Bleak statistics indicated that millions of women were suffering from malnutrition, anaemia and a host of other preventible diseases and disabilities.”
“It is estimated that two-thirds of African countries have achieved the goal of immunising 75 per cent of their children against these preventible killers.”
“It wouldn't have been pork barrel for the kids we would have immunized against preventible childhood diseases.”
“Some will work on programs to immunize young children from preventible childhood diseases.”
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