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 Meanings and Examples of PORTABLE
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portable
 a.  mobile; easily or conveniently transported
Classic Sentence:
1  They may not be worth much, but, after all, they're property and portable.
Great Expectations By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In Chapter XXIV
2  As far as it goes, it's property and portable.
Great Expectations By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In Chapter XXV
3  She might have been some two or three years younger than Wemmick, and I judged her to stand possessed of portable property.
Great Expectations By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In Chapter XXXVII
4  He laid his hands upon my shoulders, and added in a solemn whisper: "Avail yourself of this evening to lay hold of his portable property."
Great Expectations By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In Chapter XLV
5  What I look at is the sacrifice of so much portable property.
Great Expectations By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In Chapter LV
6  Whereas, the portable property certainly could have been saved.
Great Expectations By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In Chapter LV
7  I began to dispose of the more portable articles of property that very evening; and went out on a similar expedition almost every morning, before I went to Murdstone and Grinby's.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER 11. I BEGIN LIFE ON MY OWN ACCOUNT, AND DON'T LIK...
8  Kennicott had inherited it from a medical predecessor, and changed it only by adding a white enameled operating-table, a sterilizer, a Roentgen-ray apparatus, and a small portable typewriter.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
Get Context   In CHAPTER XV
9  Miles Bjornstam, the pariah "Red Swede," had brought his circular saw and portable gasoline engine to the house, to cut the cords of poplar for the kitchen range.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
Get Context   In CHAPTER XVI
10  Luke and Mrs. Dawson picked up ten thousand acres of prairie soil, in the magic portable form of a small check book, and went to Pasadena, to a bungalow and sunshine and cafeterias.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
Get Context   In CHAPTER XX
11  After being severed from the whale, the white-horse is first cut into portable oblongs ere going to the mincer.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 94. A Squeeze of the Hand.
12  Meanwhile, the spade-man stands on the sheet itself, perpendicularly chopping it into the portable horse-pieces.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 94. A Squeeze of the Hand.
13  These sayings were prepared in the inner laboratory of his mind in a portable form as if intentionally, so that insignificant society people might carry them from drawing room to drawing room.
War and Peace(V1) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In BOOK 2: CHAPTER X
Example Sentence:
1  There was a little portable television switched on behind the bar.
2  This portable device enables deaf people to telephone the hospital by typing a message instead of speaking.
3  There is a pretty portable pair of steps in one corner of the room.
4  This portable seat folds flat for easy storage.
5  I bought my son a portable typewriter.
6  They predict that the majority of internet connections will be by mobile communication devices closer to pocket computers than portable telephones.
7  They predict that the vast majority of internet connections will be by mobile communication devices closer to pocket computers than portable telephones.