from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. That can be endured: bearable pain; a bearable schedule.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Able to be borne; tolerable; endurable.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Capable of being borne or endured; tolerable.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Capable of being borne; tolerable; endurable; supportable.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. capable of being borne though unpleasant
I remember seeing a gentleman who had the preceding day travelled two stages in a chaise with what he termed a bearable pain in his bowels; which when I saw him had ceased rather suddenly, and without a passage through him; his pulse was then weak, though not very quick; but as nothing which he swallowed would continue in his stomach many minutes, I concluded that the bowel was mortified; he died on the next day.
What you will need to make the night bearable is some conifer boughs from another tree to use as bedding.
The only thing that makes our humanity bearable is love.
If you can't laugh at life, even if a bit darkly, it's not very bearable is it?
Israel must be an awfully dreary and deprived place if the only way to make it bearable is make the neighboring countries seem worse by destroying their infrastructure.
What we did have which made it bearable is a pretty constant onshore breeze and of course ceiling fans.
The only thing that would have made it more bearable is if he passed out pillows as you walked in.
Every sort of entertainment, if it is in bearable taste, has the right to be put on to the stage.
Abortion was rarely resorted to until anesthesia and antisepsis made the procedure fairly safe and bearable, which is one reason we hear so little about it in the past.
There is a good deal of activity — mostly hand-to-mouth petty trading — but the over-all situation can be described as bearable only in comparison to the desperate condition of the people in the months following the civil war.