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  • adj. Capable of being seized.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Capable of being seized.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Capable of being prehended, seized, or laid hold of.


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Compare French préhensible.


  • He came from living and working in an equally tricky and prehensible world.

    In Alien Hands

  • Must your soul be torn to incom-prehensible bits or compressed into nothing, to leave no trace behind?

    The Black Wing

  • His feet were large and the toes were long, almost prehensible.

    Blood Test

  • Ockham, for example, treated the former as philosophically incom - prehensible and religiously believable only on the basis of a special mode of knowing; the great Arab thinkers in Spain, especially the Averroists, raised doubts about personal immortality which were not without influence in the Christian West.

    Dictionary of the History of Ideas

  • The role of symmetry in animate life is both crude and subtle, disquieting and incom - prehensible.


  • With his associated doc - trines of the total perversion of man and the incom - prehensible majesty of God, he banned, and had to ban, all ideas of a possible accommodation of God's com - mands to the needs of man: man was simply too low and mean, too near to zero in value and importance to deserve consideration, while God was too high up and too far away to concede it.


  • TO WALK SPANISH; to "walk" a boy out of any place by the waistband of his trousers, or by any lower part easily prehensible.

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 04, No. 25, November, 1859

  • The peculiar prehensible power possessed by the hand of man is chiefly dependent upon the size and power of the thumb, which is more developed in him than it is in the highest apes.

    Hygienic Physiology : with Special Reference to the Use of Alcoholic Drinks and Narcotics

  • We had only been a few hours in Devonshire, and that he should give up an investigation which he had begun so brilliantly was quite incom - prehensible to me.

    The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes

  • For twenty minutes or more he continued his researches, measuring with the most exact care the distance between marks which were entirely invisible to me, and occasionally applying his tape to the walls in an equally incom - prehensible manner.

    A Study in Scarlet


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