Usage examples for comparable

  1. What she had felt before was not comparable with the overwhelming passion that the touch of his hands had quickened. – The Shadow of the East by E. M. Hull
  2. There are several places from which splendid views of the city can be had, but none of them is comparable to the panorama which stretches out before one when he stands on the top of Mt. – Brazilian Sketches by T. B. Ray
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. Isaiah, the only other prophet comparable, accepts his mission and springs to it with freedom. – Jeremiah by George Adam Smith
  8. Then the supper signal was sounded, and a cyclone's fury was not comparable to the rush and crush. – Melomaniacs by James Huneker
  9. But no such spectacle ever presented in the past would have been comparable to that which the twentieth century would have witnessed if the great Revolution had permitted private capitalism to complete its evolution. – Equality by Edward Bellamy
  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. They were in some sort comparable with the families belonging to the Signoria at Venice, from whom, in the same way, the great council was chosen. – The Complete Historical Romances of Georg Ebers by Georg Ebers
  12. 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
  13. Why, such an act was comparable to the circular mission of the dog! – The Complete Project Gutenberg Works of George Meredith by George Meredith
  14. Their great bulk and small density seem also to indicate that gravitation has not yet produced in them results at all comparable with what we see in sun and stars. – A Text-Book of Astronomy by George C. Comstock
  15. The nervous system is certainly comparable to an electric battery with connecting wires. – Genuine Mediumship or The Invisible Powers by Bhakta Vishita
  16. 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
  17. 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
  18. I have never seen any principle of arrangement comparable to this. – Autobiography of Sir George Biddell Airy by George Biddell Airy
  19. Langdon could think of nothing more comparable than that- slumber. – The Grizzly King by James Oliver Curwood
  20. " 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