What does the word defensible mean?

Usage examples for defensible

  1. This use of leave as a neuter verb, however attractive from its brevity, is not defensible. – Essays Æsthetical by George Calvert
  2. Nevertheless, it is defensible, on the supposition that Solomon- the- son- of- David is a single many- worded name. – The English Language by Robert Gordon Latham
  3. The A major intermezzo, with its booming cannons and reverberating overtones, is not easily defensible on the score of form, yet it unmistakably fits in the picture. – Chopin: The Man and His Music by James Huneker
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