Usage examples for Mentionable

  1. Carinthia had sunk herself, was unpardonable, hardly mentionable – The Amazing Marriage, v3 by George Meredith Edition: 10 Language: English
  2. I remember on either side of me in Biscoe's memorable Aristotle class before mentioned, the young Ramsay, afterwards Dalhousie, that great pro- consul who annexed a third of our Indian Empire; and the young Bruce, afterwards Elgin, famous from Canada to China; the former slim, ascetic, and reserved; the latter a perfect contrast, being stout, genial, and outspoken; while Canning, tall and good- looking, with curly dark hair and florid complexion, is mentionable also for his fluency of speech and cordiality of manner- hereditaments, doubtless, of his distinguished father. – My Life as an Author by Martin Farquhar Tupper
  3. These are the Five minor Brothers, four of them Catholic, sons of old blind Friedrich of Plassenburg; who are not, for their own sake, memorable, but are mentionable for the sake of the three major Brothers. – History Of Friedrich II. of Prussia, Vol. III. (of XXI.) Frederick The Great--The Hohenzollerns In Brandenburg--1412-1718 by Thomas Carlyle
  4. Gambling and other less mentionable vices carry their own penalties with them. – What Social Classes Owe to Each Other by William Graham Sumner
  5. He was an odd compound, Mr. Cashmore, and the air of personal good health, the untarnished bloom which sometimes lent a monstrous serenity to his mention of the barely mentionable was on occasion balanced or matched by his playful application of extravagant terms to matters of much less moment. – The Awkward Age by Henry James
  6. As a convicted criminal, who served for two years at hard labor in Reading jail, and afterwards, a prey to chronic alcoholism, died in obscurity in Paris, he still remains a subject of whispered conversation in private, and his crime a taboo to the public, mentionable only at the risk of arousing the terrible odium sexicum of the prurient majority. – The Glands Regulating Personality by Louis Berman, M.D.
  7. Witchcraft trials and the tortures of the Spanish Inquisition belong among the more mentionable consequences of some of man's theories about his own nature and its requirements. – The Glands Regulating Personality by Louis Berman, M.D.
  8. My father also, when he spoke of her to the boat's crew, termed her " that proud -- of a lady's maid," the word not mentionable being both canine and feminine. – Poor Jack by Frederick Marryat
  9. Nevertheless, poetry has now become a mentionable subject in decent society; and it is no longer synonymous with Tennyson or Mr. Kipling. – Personality in Literature by Rolfe Arnold Scott-James
  10. Meanwhile the world that made the pace and kept it, saw it reflected back from boards and books, in plays and novels, some of which are not now even mentionable – Historia Amoris: A History of Love, Ancient and Modern by Edgar Saltus