Usage examples for bearable

  1. The visit was bearable only when the Chief Forester returned with his brother- in- law, the Baron Wallmoden. – The Sign of Flame by E. Werner
  2. Thousands of millions of men have lived and suffered to make your existence here at least bearable. – Editorials-from-the-Hearst-Newspapers by Brisbane, Arthur
  3. Not many weeks after Maria's death, when the spring made Lowood bearable, when the three saddened little sisters no longer waked at night for the cold, no longer lame with bleeding feet, could walk in the sunshine and pick flowers, when April grew into May, an epidemic of sickness came over Cowan's Bridge. – Emily Brontë by A. Mary F. (Agnes Mary Frances) Robinson
  4. He had never found life quite so hard before; only Morgan's unshatterable optimism, Ferrer's volcanic energy, and his own friendship for Morcombe made things bearable at all. – The Loom of Youth by Alec Waugh
  5. Cloudy; heat more bearable. – The Narrative of Gordon Sellar Who Emigrated to Canada in 1825 by Gordon Sellar
  6. The noise was deafening, but it was bearable, since it served to isolate them. – A Romance in Transit by Francis Lynde
  7. As speech is the greatest of man's privileges, so its deprivation is the least bearable of his punishments. – Oscar Wilde A Critical Study by Arthur Ransome
  8. If Lucius Crandon had never come to Troon, Sophie would in time have grown used to the idea of Charles as a husband, for there is no combination of circumstances, incredible as it appears to youth, that time does not soften and make bearable. – Beggars on Horseback by F. Tennyson Jesse
  9. He was somewhat attracted toward Miss Prince, the younger, for her aunt's sake, and had made up his mind that he would be very attentive to her, no matter how displeasing and uninteresting she might be: it was sure to be a time of trial to his old friend, and he would help all he could to make the visit as bearable as possible. – A Country Doctor and Selected Stories and Sketches by Sarah Orne Jewett
  10. And the tortures, too, seemed bearable. – The Chinese Fairy Book by Various
  11. Every moment the strain grew less bearable, the consciousness of his degradation more intense. – The Fortunate Youth by William J. Locke
  12. And Maltravers observed that Margaret had permitted the lame foot to hang down unsupported, so that the pain must indeed have been scarcely bearable. – Ernest Maltravers, Complete by Edward Bulwer-Lytton
  13. But his thoughts were to a great extent turned from the ladies to the dinner, and following Chumbley's example, he ate heartily, drank pretty liberally of the wine- to drown care, he said- and by the time that the dessert was commenced he had concluded that life would after all be bearable without the society of Helen Perowne, who was, he told himself, a contemptible coquette. – One Maid's Mischief by George Manville Fenn
  14. But if Biddy is trying to the patience, her stupidity is to a mistress accustomed to English ways almost more bearable than the 'go- as- you- please'- if I may borrow a phrase from the new American athletic contests- of the colonial young lady, who comes to be engaged in the most elegant of dresses, bows as she enters the room, seats herself, and smilingly remarks, that she has heard that Mrs. So- and- So is wanting a 'girl. – Town Life in Australia 1883 by R. E. N. (Richard) Twopeny
  15. The thought of an inert eternity is not bearable. – Sight Unseen by Mary Roberts Rinehart
  16. Part of every fine day was spent out of doors, and that also helped to make petty troubles bearable. – The Life of Thomas Wanless, Peasant by Alexander Johnstone Wilson
  17. I want to see if my little maid Nelly has come back yet: she seems to make the Brays' place more bearable when one goes there. – By Birth a Lady by George Manville Fenn
  18. I trust it will be as soon as possible, as we cannot rationally expect that either of you will be bearable until it is all over, and you find yourselves ordinary mortals again. – The Garies and Their Friends by Frank J. Webb
  19. Life in the Volterra establishment had been distinctly more bearable since Malipieri's appearance on the scene, and her old existence in the palace had been almost as really gloomy as it now seemed to her to have been. – The Heart of Rome by Francis Marion Crawford