Usage examples for desirable

  1. Reform such as he wants is utterly hopeless, and not even desirable – Democracy An American Novel by Henry Adams
  2. If parents, hospitals, dispensaries, and charitable societies will attend to children's needs, then relief at school is unnecessary, even though it may seem desirable – Civics and Health by William H. Allen
  3. You don't know what's going to be in it, but you know it's certain to be rare and desirable – The Happiest Time of Their Lives by Alice Duer Miller
  4. Could anything be more suitable or desirable – Ship's Company, The Entire Collection by W.W. Jacobs
  5. " And I may add," she smiled, " that in my profession- a following is considered quite- desirable – Seven Keys to Baldpate by Earl Derr Biggers
  6. Still, it will be desirable that you should know how, in case he gets sick. – Frank's Campaign or the Farm and the Camp by Horatio Alger, Jr.
  7. The ways of the wheel were no longer desirable – The Captain of the Gray-Horse Troop by Hamlin Garland
  8. He was informed that everything was ready for departure, and that the first favourable opportunity would be seized, but that it would be desirable first to receive answers to some questions contained in the letter. – The Project Gutenberg Memoirs of Napoleon Bonaparte by Bourrienne, Constant, and Stewarton
  9. She had taken her all and paid it for a thing desirable in her eyes- and her all had bought her nothing. – Youth Challenges by Clarence B Kelland
  10. 1111, which represents the most desirable form. – Modern Machine-Shop Practice, Volumes I and II by Joshua Rose
  11. I can do what seems most desirable without any further assistance. – Ranching for Sylvia by Harold Bindloss
  12. He lay there another half hour in the full knowledge that probably the most desirable woman he'd ever met was sleeping less than three feet away from him. – Combat by Dallas McCord Reynolds
  13. It is desirable that they should do so, in order that it may be demonstrated as soon as possible which the true social system is. – History of American Socialisms by John Humphrey Noyes
  14. But which of the two was the most desirable that to him was the difficult question. – The Bertrams by Anthony Trollope
  15. They can separate us from joy, from hope, from almost all that makes life desirable – Expositions of Holy Scripture: Romans Corinthians (To II Corinthians, Chap. V) by Alexander Maclaren
  16. Arthur Wilkinson would have been a made man for life- made according to the making which both his father and himself at that time thought the most desirable if his name had but appeared in that first- class list. – The Bertrams by Anthony Trollope
  17. By no means desirable I think. – Sandra Belloni by George Meredith, v1 by George Meredith
  18. It is more difficult to make them forget their surroundings then, and more desirable to give them a happy lead. – Stories to Tell to Children by Sara Cone Bryant