Usage examples for habitable

  1. The first object in furnishing a bare room is to make it habitable,- that is useful. – A Girl's Student Days and After by Jeannette Marks Commentator: Mary Emma Woolley
  2. It seemed therefore, the first thing she had to do was to make that concealed room habitable for her. – Paul Faber, Surgeon by George MacDonald
  3. Many of the people spent their first winter in log- huts, bark camps, and tents covered with spruce, or rendered habitable only by the heavy banks of snow which were piled against them. – Canada under British Rule 1760-1900 by John G. Bourinot
  4. We think we have already more than once proved that Egypt is a country quite new, and that many ages were requisite to save the country from inundations, and render it habitable. – A Philosophical Dictionary, Volume 5 (of 10) From "The Works of Voltaire - A Contemporary Version" by François-Marie Arouet (AKA Voltaire) Commentator: John Morley Tobias Smollett H.G. Leigh
  5. There was Bifrost, which always kept the same face turned to its primary; one side blazingly hot and the other close to absolute zero, with a narrow and barely habitable twilight zone between. – Uller Uprising by Henry Beam Piper, John D. Clark and John F. Carr
  6. His realm will yet extend to the confines of the habitable earth. – The Inca of Perusalem by George Bernard Shaw
  7. Hence the room, and indeed the whole house, looked habitable and comfortable. – The Spy in Black by J. Storer Clouston
  8. He gives a habitable air to the forest, and one feels as if the rightful occupant was really at home. – Wake-Robin by John Burroughs
  9. As soon as it can be made habitable, said Mrs. Farrington; they call it a furnished house, but it is not at all my idea of furnishing. – Patty in Paris by Carolyn Wells
  10. But for the Thernee these dragons, winged as they are, would make those lands hardly habitable either for man, or other beasts. – Across the Zodiac by Percy Greg
  11. This is because the population has fallen from two hundred thousand to twenty thousand, and the houses have not shared its decay, but remain habitable for numbers immensely beyond those of the households. – Familiar Spanish Travels by W. D. Howells
  12. Is it possible to account for this singular custom, reaching through a belt of nations, and completely around the habitable world, without Atlantis? – The Antediluvian World by Ignatius Donnelly
  13. It was true that almost every habitable part of America had already been seized by some European power. – The History of England from the Accession of James II. Volume 5 (of 5) by Thomas Babington Macaulay
  14. The village is built of red brick, and is rather badly broken by enemy shell fire, though some of the houses in it are still habitable. – The Old Front Line by John Masefield
  15. While he talked he made these inmost recesses habitable. – The Adventures of Harry Richmond, Complete by George Meredith Last Updated: March 7, 2009
  16. Our interest in his work is intensified by the reflection that of all the coasts of the habitable earth, this was the last important portion still to be discovered. – Terre Napoleon A history of French explorations and projects in Australia by Ernest Scott
  17. Suffice it that I learned that it was impossible to enter or leave the ruin except through the nearer tower; that a rickety temporary, gate barred the entrance, and that from this tower, which was a mere shell of four walls, a narrow square- headed doorway without a door led into the court, beyond, which rose the habitable tower of two stories. – Historical Romances: Under the Red Robe, Count Hannibal, A Gentleman of France by Stanley J. Weyman
  18. It's a cathedral, it's a herd of elephants, it's the whole habitable globe. – A Christmas Garland by Max Beerbohm
  19. This might have been expected from analogy; for when we inquire into the present distribution of living beings, we find that the habitable surface of the sea and land may be divided into a considerable number of distinct provinces, each peopled by a peculiar assemblage of animals and plants. – The Student's Elements of Geology by Sir Charles Lyell
  20. We are in instant touch, practically, with the thought of the habitable globe. – The Fortunate Youth by William J. Locke