Usage examples for tolerable

  1. His command of French was tolerable; he experienced no difficulty in comprehending the good woman's instructions. – The Black Bag by Louis Joseph Vance
  2. Freed from the attack of his enemies, he might, had his health been only tolerable, have looked forward to a high command in the war just about to break out with the colonists of North America. – Rulers of India: Lord Clive by George Bruce Malleson
  3. That is nothing great or noble, for I need love- much love to make life tolerable. – The Complete Historical Romances of Georg Ebers by Georg Ebers
  4. Surely, there must be some method of bringing together in a council of peace and amity these two great interests, out of which will come a happier day of peace and cooperation, a day that will make men more hopeful and enthusiastic in their various tasks, that will make for more comfort and happiness in living and a more tolerable condition among all classes of men. – Complete State of the Union Addresses from 1790 to the Present by Various
  5. I was naturally anxious to see what result all these attentions had had upon my personal appearance, but McMurtrie insisted on my waiting until my hair and beard had grown to something like a tolerable length. – A Rogue by Compulsion by Victor Bridges
  6. Women look for the worst from it, and their expectation makes conditions less tolerable than they really are. – Psychotherapy by James J. Walsh
  7. At length they arrived at the park- gate of the castle, which might itself have passed for a tolerable mansion. – The Young Duke by Benjamin Disraeli
  8. If he merely possess the mediocrity of gifts which make men tolerable lawyers and safe doctors, why, perhaps, he may turn them into some channel. – The Fortunes Of Glencore by Charles James Lever
  9. Cyril often amused himself at home by abusing William Halliburton: they were tolerable friends and companions when together, but Cyril could not overcome his feeling of dislike; a feeling to which jealousy was now added, for William found more favour with Mr. Ashley than he did. – Mrs. Halliburton's Troubles by Mrs. Henry Wood
  10. I have my hands and my head, a tolerable education, and many friends. – A Terrible Secret by May Agnes Fleming
  11. Before the end of that rehearsal, Mildred had slipped back from promising professional into clumsy amateur, tolerable only because of the beautiful freshness of her voice- and it was a question whether voice alone would save her. – The Price She Paid by David Graham Phillips
  12. Frank had passed a tolerable night. – None Other Gods by Robert Hugh Benson
  13. The moon had got up, so that we managed to see our way with tolerable clearness, by a path leading down to a stream, with precipitous banks, rising in some places into cliffs of considerable height. – Adventures in the Far West by W.H.G. Kingston
  14. The south is a tolerable big place to send to. – The Rangeland Avenger by Max Brand
  15. If it were a lady,- yourself, for instance,- could it be made anyway tolerable, do you think? – Clover by Susan Coolidge
  16. This quantity will provide five or six persons with a tolerable meal. – The Cook and Housekeeper's Complete and Universal Dictionary; Including a System of Modern Cookery, in all Its Various Branches, by Mary Eaton
  17. Then, said my uncle, what do you think of coming into my office, and learning the business which I have followed with tolerable success? – The White Chief of the Caffres by A.W. Drayson
  18. Whether she accepted this proposal or no we are not able with any tolerable certainty to deliver: but Wild, the moment he heard of his money, began to cast about in his mind by what means he might become master of it. – The History of the Life of the Late Mr. Jonathan Wild the Great by Henry Fielding
  19. We came across lots tolerable fast. – The Bent Twig by Dorothy Canfield