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Definition of "bearable" []

  • That can be endured: bearable pain; a bearable schedule. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "bearable" in a sentence
  • "I remember seeing a gentleman who had the preceding day travelled two stages in a chaise with what he termed a bearable pain in his bowels; which when I saw him had ceased rather suddenly, and without a passage through him; his pulse was then weak, though not very quick; but as nothing which he swallowed would continue in his stomach many minutes, I concluded that the bowel was mortified; he died on the next day."
  • "What you will need to make the night bearable is some conifer boughs from another tree to use as bedding."
  • "The only thing that makes our humanity bearable is love."