Usage examples for comparable

  1. And yet what thing else may a man call his own is comparable to this one best possession! – The Memorabilia Recollections of Socrates by Xenophon
  2. Not till eight centuries have passed, and we reach Grocyn and Linacre, was it again to be as easy for an Englishman to have a first- hand knowledge of a Greek classic as it was about the year 700. What scholarship had sunk to by the days of Alfred, we know: and we know that all Alfred's patronage did not produce any scholar whom we can think of as in the least degree comparable to Bede. – Beowulf An Introduction to the Study of the Poem with a Discussion of the Stories of Offa and Finn by R. W. Chambers
  3. Langdon could think of nothing more comparable than that- slumber. – The Grizzly King by James Oliver Curwood
  4. There are many and great buildings in it, but, for beauty and fairness, nothing comparable to ours. – The Discovery of Muscovy etc. by Richard Hakluyt
  5. And just as the last tint had been used up and I knew there must be some repetition, the clouds split and a ray of pure sunlight shot through the clear air and lit up a field of growing rice with living green of a still newer hue, an unearthly concentrated essence of emerald which was comparable to nothing but sprouting rice in rain- washed sunlight. – Jungle Peace by William Beebe
  6. " No occupation is so delightful to me," he confessed, " as the culture of the earth, and no culture comparable to that of the garden." – Jefferson and his Colleagues A Chronicle of the Virginia Dynasty, Volume 15 In The Chronicles Of America Series by Allen Johnson
  7. Now, granted that life is tragic to the marrow, it seems the proper function of religion to make us accept and serve in that tragedy, as officers in that other and comparable one of war. – The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson - Swanston Edition Vol. 24 (of 25) by Robert Louis Stevenson Other: Andrew Lang
  8. It was a much larger place and was even considered a city, though it was not comparable to Cincinnati, so long the only known city in the world. – A Boy's Town by W. D. Howells
  9. The nervous system is certainly comparable to an electric battery with connecting wires. – Genuine Mediumship or The Invisible Powers by Bhakta Vishita
  10. The Solarian speedsters were even smaller than the comparable Nigran craft, and some of these did a tremendous amount of damage. – The Black Star Passes by John W Campbell
  11. I have never seen any principle of arrangement comparable to this. – Autobiography of Sir George Biddell Airy by George Biddell Airy
  12. Believe, if you please, that such a fleet met at sea by any number of our ships at all comparable to them in point of force, would be immediately taken, let it be so; I count nothing upon their power of resistance, only upon their power of escaping unobserved. – Political Pamphlets by George Saintsbury