Definitions

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  • adj. Capable of being guided; willing to be guided or counselled.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Capable of being guided; willing to be guided or counseled.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Capable of being guided; tractable.

Etymologies

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guide +‎ -able

Examples

  • But if these machines, moving in a medium heavier than themselves, maneuvering under the propulsion of a screw, working at an angle to the direction of the wind, and even against the wind, to return to their point of departure, had been really "guidable," they had only succeeded under very favorable conditions.

    Robur the Conqueror

  • Only Obamaians would think that this story had merit, they think all young people are ignorant and guidable enough to vote for Obama.

    Jenna Bush may not back McCain

  • But if these machines, moving in a medium heavier than themselves, maneuvering under the propulsion of a screw, working at an angle to the direction of the wind, and even against the wind, to return to their point of departure, had been really “guidable,” they had only succeeded under very favorable conditions.

    Robur the Conqueror

  • It remained, then, even after the striking experiments of Captains Krebs and Renard, that though guidable aerostats had gained a little speed, they could not be kept going in a moderate breeze.

    Robur the Conqueror

  • In 1853 came Béléguic and his aeroplane with the traction screws, Vaussin-Chardannes with his guidable kite, and

    Robur the Conqueror

  • The many experiments made during this last quarter of the nineteenth century have given considerable impetus to the question of guidable balloons.

    Robur the Conqueror

  • In this there was much to encourage those who believed in the utilization of guidable balloons.

    Robur the Conqueror

  • Could it be this Robur whose theories had been so brutally thrown in the face of the Weldon Institute the day he led the attack against the utopia of guidable balloons?

    Robur the Conqueror

  • Mr. Churchill, independent of his wife, was feared by nobody; an easy, guidable man, to be persuaded into any thing by his nephew.

    Emma

  • At other times, he kept continually in motion; and in all things he was grown extremely guidable and pliant, for all his passions seemed to have resolved themselves into the single fear of death.

    Chapter IX. Book VIII

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