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  • adj. able to be extricated

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Capable of being extricated.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Capable of being extricated.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. capable of being extricated

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Examples

  • This hesitancy only perpetuates the problem: The longer authorities delay the process, the more engrained behemoth financial institutions become; the more engrained they become, the less extricable they are.

    Richard Fisher, Top Fed Official: Too Big To Fail Lives On, Only Way Out Is To Shrink Megabanks

  • The leadership's consistent flirting with disaster – whether it is famine, the ill-fated foray into supposed electoral politics in 2005, or the misadventures in Somalia – provides a clear image of a ruling party holding a nation in an extricable iron grip.

    When Doves Cry: US-backed Ethiopian regime imprisons opposition

  • The challenge for the poet, of course, is to rethink these pressures, through poems and a poetics that reassess the potency of the dominant lyric mode, and go beyond a simplistic view of the political as extricable from art, or art as totally subsumed by politics.

    YOU ARE HERE by MABI DAVID

  • Discounting the history of philosophy courses, which of course are going to deal with ethics and metaphysics, the memorable classes I had at NYU were with folks like Frances Kamm (ethics), Derek Parfit (ethics and metaphysics), Peter Unger (ethics and metaphysics), and Paul Boghossian (epistemology, but not fully extricable from metaphysics).

    Reports of the Death of Metaphysics Greatly Exaggerated

  • The steady drift extricable from them by rules founded upon the science of probabilities is presumed to be solar motion visually transferred to them in proportions varying with their remoteness in space, and their situations on the sphere.

    Scientific American Supplement, No. 829, November 21, 1891

  • Negro affairs before 1865; but these are hardly extricable from war expenditures, nor can we estimate with any accuracy the contributions of benevolent societies during all these years.

    Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, 1995, Memorial Issue

  • Considering, however, that perseverance would only involve us in extricable difficulties, and that it would also be useless to risk the horses, since we had gained a distance to which the bullocks could not have been brought I intimated my intention of giving up the further pursuit of the river, though it was with extreme reluctance that I did so.

    A Source Book of Australian History

  • Seaweed of strange varieties, and of every fantastic shape and texture, the round balls of fibrous grass, like gigantic thistledowns, which scurry before the light breeze, as though endued with life, the white oval shells of the cuttle-fish, and the shapeless hideous masses of dead _medusæ_, all lie about in extricable confusion on the sandy shores of the East Coast.

    In Court and Kampong Being Tales and Sketches of Native Life in the Malay Peninsula

  • To this ought to be added the large expenses of the various departments of Negro affairs before 1865; but these are hardly extricable from war expenditures, nor can we estimate with any accuracy the contributions of benevolent societies during all these years.

    The Freedmen's Bureau

  • This is a heightening of affliction, when the evils are unavoidable, and there lies upon one as it were a necessity hardly extricable [708] of misfortune.

    NPNF1-12. Saint Chrysostom: Homilies on the Epistles of Paul to the Corinthians

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