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  • n. The state or quality of being passable.


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passable +β€Ž -ability


  • A gun law that met the test of political passability and also kept a gun out of the hands of a Loughner would be welcome.

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  • In fact, I am glad to use both β€” all right represents unreserved support whereas alright is more a statement of passability:

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  • …To add a few of those disclaimers and qualifiers: passability and privacy are very much affected by other factors, class being a big one.

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  • Maybe it'll dry up some of the swamp/lawns and return roads to passability.

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  • So, while the others argued about the size of the Earth and the passability of the Ocean Sea, Talavera was always weighing far more important matters.

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  • The land is not taxed, as in other parts of the country, for the support of those highways the passability of which gives it value; but the poor man who travels over it only on foot must give as much of his labor as may be requisite to maintain it.

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  • By taking her toll, were they making any sort of contract towards the passability of the road?

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  • That means there is a certain expectation of passability connected with the toll fee, an implied contract, if you will.

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  • "Were are excited about the passability," Crain said.


  • Conversely, romance has an often contrary list of principles: repeated separation and reunion (Tristan and Isolde, Romeo and Juliet), infidelity (Anna Korenina) and passability

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