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  • adj. Able to suffer; passible
  • adj. Capable of being suffered; tolerable, endurable

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Sufferable; tolerable; endurable.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Sufferable; tolerable; that may be endured.


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  • The Federal land and interests in land reserved are encompassed in the entire 840 mile Pacific coastline, which is the smallest area com-patible with the proper care and management of the objects to be protected.

    Proclamation On The California Coastal National Monument

  • Any more than they can, in my opinic make the compelled union of two completely inco: patible persons right.

    The Outrageous Dowager

  • Trouble was, the cut-out and the circuitry the Chiba clinics put in weren't com - patible.


  • Those forms of rule considered to be incom - patible with liberty are represented as simple; those that incorporate it, as complex.


  • Epicurean showed a sensitivity to the highest as well as the lowest in Epicureanism, which was not incom - patible with at least an aesthetic interest in Christi - anity.

    Dictionary of the History of Ideas

  • This section, together with that deriding the Inquisition, is incom - patible with the image of Montesquieu as a self-serving parlementaire concerned to defend the privileges of his class.


  • It is true that since the nineteenth century this kind of thermodynamics has been deemed com - patible with an atomic, or rather molecular structure of the substances which compose the system (Bochner, p. 160).

    Dictionary of the History of Ideas

  • To the extent that other movements are ideological or scholastic, structuralism may be incom - patible with them, but since there is as yet no coherent and worked-out set of propositions to constitute struc - turalism “officially,” but only a series of suggestive and mutually reinforcing conjectures whose empirical justifications are drawn from a number of different disciplines, many other positions (although not all) may prove to be compatible with it.


  • It is usually advocated on naturalist or materialist grounds, and assailed on the ground that it is incom - patible with the freedom of the will, and therefore with moral responsibility.


  • Such latitude was clearly incom patible with the traditional criteria of beauty.

    Dictionary of the History of Ideas


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