Definitions

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  • adj. Capable of being threatened.

Etymologies

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threaten +‎ -able

Examples

  • As the fop contrived to dress his bailiffs in his livery, and make them wait on his guests at table, so the chagrins which the bad heart gives off as bubbles, at once take form as ladies and gentlemen in the street, shopmen or barkeepers in hotels, and threaten or insult whatever is threatenable and insultable in us.

    Essays: Second Series (1844)

  • As the fop contrived to dress his bailiffs in his livery and make them wait on his guests at table, so the chagrins which the bad heart gives off as bubbles, at once take form as ladies and gentlemen in the street, shopmen or bar-keepers in hotels, and threaten or insult whatever is threatenable and insultable in us.

    Essays — Second Series

  • Because anything written by anyone with a threatenable job is, by definition, worthless.

    The Edge of the American West

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