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- adj. Able to be spanned by, or as if by, a bridge.
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- adj. capable of being connected by a bridge or as if by a bridge.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. capable of being connected by a bridge or as if by a bridge
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The gap between American rhetoric and American actions has widened to the point where it no longer is bridgeable.
But the gaps are bridgeable, and to move forward it suffices to take Netanyahu and Abbas by their public words.
It makes it nearly impossible for people who have legitimate but bridgeable differences to sit down at the same table and hash things out.
The gap would seem to be bridgeable in a negotiated settlement.
Yet many of the 475 Palestinian and Israeli peace builders from different backgrounds, locations and degrees of religious observance that we have interviewed over the years believe that the structural and ideological divides that separate Israelis and Palestinians are still - although perhaps barely - bridgeable, and that we have not exhausted all of our non-violent options.
You see, when it comes down to horsetrading and building coalitions for specific policies, this is where the conservatives here and someone like you can sit and and figure out where we stand on the different issues and see what accomodations we can make and where are differences are not bridgeable.
They seek to bridge a divide that is sometimes bridgeable and sometimes not, between arguments based solely upon public reason and arguments that rely for their acceptance upon specifically religious beliefs and views.
The source of the uproar, the by-now familiar quotation from a medieval dialogue between a Christian emperor and a Muslim intellectual, was not meant to be a voice for the pope's own views on Islam's "inhumanity," but to illustrate the fact that even seemingly irreconcilable positions on faith are bridgeable by human reason, the very bedrock of faith itself.
Because the political divide into right and left is bridgeable.
The dispute over the teaching of evolution is an aspect of our culture-divide that may be surprisingly bridgeable.