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 Meanings and Examples of CONCEIVABLE
Definition Example Sentence Classic Sentence
conceivable
 a.  capable of being conceived, imagined, or understood
Classic Sentence: (166 in 12 pages)
1  He has lied to me, the villain, in every conceivable way.
The Hound of the Baskervilles By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In Chapter 13. Fixing the Nets
2  There were many grave objections to this theory, but it was conceivable.
The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In II. The Adventure of the Cardboard Box
3  It is conceivable that you may even have read some account of the matter.
The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In VIII. The Adventure of The Crooked Man
4  These walls are thick, and it is conceivable that his shriek, if he had time to utter one, was unheard.
The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In IX. The Adventure of The Resident Patient
5  The only conceivable escape for him lay in silencing my tongue.
The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In XII. The Adventure of The Final Problem
6  It was equally conceivable that he had shot her and then himself, or that she had been the criminal, for the revolver lay upon the floor midway between them.
The Return of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In III. THE ADVENTURE OF THE DANCING MEN
7  It is conceivable that the fellow might hold it back to see what bids come from this side before he tries his luck on the other.
The Return of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In XIII. THE ADVENTURE OF THE SECOND STAIN
8  In short, Chichikov touched on every conceivable point.
Dead Souls By Nikolai Gogol
Get Context   In PART 1: CHAPTER IV
9  It would seem that the floor was never washed, and that the room was used as a receptacle for every conceivable kind of furniture.
Dead Souls By Nikolai Gogol
Get Context   In PART 1: CHAPTER VI
10  Every conceivable subject was discussed, including politics and military affairs; and in this connection guests voiced jejune opinions for the expression of which they would, at any other time, have soundly spanked their offspring.
Dead Souls By Nikolai Gogol
Get Context   In PART 1: CHAPTER VII
11  These they placed upon the table, and then ringed them about with glasses and platefuls of every conceivable kind of appetiser.
Dead Souls By Nikolai Gogol
Get Context   In PART 2: CHAPTER III
12  Therefore, though I have considered, and even attempted to obtain, every conceivable post, I find myself incompetent for them all.
Dead Souls By Nikolai Gogol
Get Context   In PART 2: CHAPTER IV
13  Met by this difficulty historians of that class devise some most obscure, impalpable, and general abstraction which can cover all conceivable occurrences, and declare this abstraction to be the aim of humanity's movement.
War and Peace(V6) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In BOOK 17: CHAPTER IV
14  Apart from consciousness of self no observation or application of reason is conceivable.
War and Peace(V6) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In BOOK 17: CHAPTER VIII
15  The Brahmins maintain that in the almost endless sculptures of that immemorial pagoda, all the trades and pursuits, every conceivable avocation of man, were prefigured ages before any of them actually came into being.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 55. Of the Monstrous Pictures of Whales.
Example Sentence:
1  It is conceivable that there will be a new economic crisis throughout the world, but we hope it won't happen.
2  We had to draw up plans for every conceivable emergency.
3  Whatever your mind can conceive and believe, it can achieve.
4  Half a century ago it's difficult to conceive of travelling to the moon.
5  Many people can't conceive of a dinner without meat or fish.
6  I asked was it a mere nervous impression--a delusion? I could not conceive or believe: it was more like an inspiration.
7  The baby was conceived in February and born in November.
8  He conceived the idea of transforming the old power station into an arts centre.
9  "That's how it was conceived, really. For reasons that have very little to do with literature and far more to do with me clinging to the plot as I first imagined it, Hermione ended up with Ron."