Part of speech: adverb


Part of speech: noun


Part of speech: adjective

Capable of being held or defended.

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Usage examples "tenable":

  1. Infidel writers have not been slow to avail themselves of these pretexts for unbelief, in regard alike to Natural and Revealed Religion; and have artfully identified Religion with Superstition, and Christianity with Popery, as if there were no consistent or tenable medium between the two. - "Modern Atheism under its forms of Pantheism, Materialism, Secularism, Development, and Natural Laws", James Buchanan.
  2. It's a tenable theory, doubtless. - "The Loudwater Mystery", Edgar Jepson.
  3. The old idea that a drop on a leaf can thus focus the sun's rays into the tissues beneath is not tenable. - "Disease in Plants", H. Marshall Ward.