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from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The character of being practicable; practicability.

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  • n. the quality of being usable


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  • And you will allow, that though always honest, yet they were not always so laudable, so exemplarily virtuous, as of late: which I mention only to shew the practicableness of a reformation, even where bad habits have taken place — For your


  • As he is happily only one, though the chief, worker among many, it will be necessary, while proceeding with our story, to give convincing testimony from outsiders concerning the reasonableness and practicableness of his aims and hopes.

    From Slave to College President Being the Life Story of Booker T. Washington

  • This large studio is a marked example of comfort and interest where the laws of appropriateness, practicableness, proportion and balance are so observed as to communicate at once a sense of restfulness.

    The Art of Interior Decoration

  • I shall then consider some objections to its practicableness, and to this point shall devote no small part of the discussion; and shall close the subject with giving some grounds of my faith and hope in regard to the most numerous class of our fellow-beings.

    On the Elevation of the Laboring Classes: Lecture I

  • I proposed to consider, first, in what this elevation consists; secondly the objections which may be made to its practicableness; thirdly, the circumstances which now favor it, and gives us hope that it will be more and more accomplished.

    On the Elevation of the Laboring Classes: Lecture II

  • The naturalness, fluency, effectiveness, and practicableness which distinguish his writing for voices and instruments show that he possessed a thorough knowledge of their nature and capability.

    Frederic Chopin as a Man and Musician

  • The amount of its practicableness depended upon the existence of the _ledges_; and it was to ascertain this that Karl had set forth.

    The Plant Hunters Adventures Among the Himalaya Mountains

  • Thus have I set this matter in the plainest light I could, that every one may judge of the necessity, usefulness, and practicableness of this

    The Prose Works of Jonathan Swift, D.D. - Volume 07 Historical and Political Tracts-Irish


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