Usage examples for intelligible

  1. Apparently he was not intelligible or audible but the next moment Victor sprang erect. – One of Our Conquerors, Complete by George Meredith Last Updated: March 7, 2009
  2. And the last intelligible word he spoke on earth was the last word of this prescription. – Roden's Corner by Henry Seton Merriman
  3. Take third road- 3 or 5"- this was at least half- intelligible. – Blindfolded by Earle Ashley Walcott
  4. To believe a doctrine, the first condition is, that all its terms shall be distinct and intelligible. – Orthodoxy: Its Truths And Errors by James Freeman Clarke
  5. In order to make the very commencement more intelligible, it is necessary to add to the letters that, soon after the death of Nathanael's father, Clara and Lothair, the children of a distant relative, who had likewise died, leaving them orphans, were taken by Nathanael's mother into her own house. – Weird Tales. Vol. I by E. T. A. Hoffmann
  6. Sydney, I rather despair of making myself intelligible to you, because you are such an insensible dog. – A Tale of Two Cities A Story of the French Revolution by Charles Dickens
  7. He could neither speak nor write an intelligible reply to the questions put to him. – The Secret Memoirs of Louis XV./XVI, Complete by Madame du Hausset, an "Unknown English Girl" and the Princess Lamballe
  8. But it is a state of mind which is easily intelligible and which must always be reckoned with. – The United States and the War by George Gilbert Aimé Murray
  9. Do me the favor to be intelligible, at least, Kate. – A Bachelor's Dream by Mrs. Hungerford
  10. They single out a strip of territory and for no intelligible reason flock round it like birds of prey round a corpse on the field of battle. – The Inside Story Of The Peace Conference by Emile Joseph Dillon
  11. If England had adopted that course it would have been intelligible and honourable. – Selected-Speeches-on-British-Foreign-Policy-1738-1914 by Jones, Edgar R. (Edgar Rees), Sir
  12. It must become intelligible, clear, real. – Expositions of Holy Scripture Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus and Numbers by Alexander Maclaren
  13. He made an effort to speak, but failed to be intelligible. – The After House by Mary Roberts Rinehart
  14. It's quite intelligible and full of dignity. – The Complete Project Gutenberg Works of George Meredith by George Meredith
  15. I know of no explanation that makes that Lord's Supper an intelligible rite except the explanation which says that He came, to live indeed, and in that life to be a sacrifice, but to make the sacrifice complete by Himself bearing the consequences of transgression, and making atonement for the sins of the world. – Expositions of Holy Scripture: Romans Corinthians (To II Corinthians, Chap. V) by Alexander Maclaren