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- noun The quality of being
reformable; potential for reform.
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But Dalrymple's overal argument about the massive size, ineffectiveness, inefficiency and un-reformability of the UK public sector is 100 percent true.
It is a practical question whether you should endure the Hamal, or address yourself to the task of his reformation, and I am content to make myself singular by advocating the latter for two reasons; firstly, because he cannot be endured; secondly, because I cherish a fantastic faith in his reformability, -- at least if you take him in his youth, before he has set.
Having doubts about his reformability, the commissioners were of the opinion that the Reformatory was not a proper place for him.