TOLERABLE in a Sentence

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 Meanings and Examples of TOLERABLE
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tolerable
 a.  capable of being borne or endured; supportable, either physically or mentally.
Classic Sentence: (158 in 11 pages)
1  Mason, supported by Mr. Rochester and the surgeon, seemed to walk with tolerable ease: they assisted him into the chaise; Carter followed.
Jane Eyre By Charlotte Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER XX
2  Sir William Lucas had been formerly in trade in Meryton, where he had made a tolerable fortune, and risen to the honour of knighthood by an address to the king during his mayoralty.
Pride and Prejudice By Jane Austen
Get Context   In Chapter 5
3  It needed all Jane's steady mildness to bear these attacks with tolerable tranquillity.
Pride and Prejudice By Jane Austen
Get Context   In Chapter 23
4  Her teeth are tolerable, but not out of the common way; and as for her eyes, which have sometimes been called so fine, I could never see anything extraordinary in them.
Pride and Prejudice By Jane Austen
Get Context   In Chapter 45
5  How Wickham and Lydia were to be supported in tolerable independence, she could not imagine.
Pride and Prejudice By Jane Austen
Get Context   In Chapter 50
6  On the gentlemen's appearing, her colour increased; yet she received them with tolerable ease, and with a propriety of behaviour equally free from any symptom of resentment or any unnecessary complaisance.
Pride and Prejudice By Jane Austen
Get Context   In Chapter 53
7  Elizabeth's mind was now relieved from a very heavy weight; and, after half an hour's quiet reflection in her own room, she was able to join the others with tolerable composure.
Pride and Prejudice By Jane Austen
Get Context   In Chapter 59
8  By the same computation, they provided me with sheets, blankets, and coverlets, tolerable enough for one who had been so long inured to hardships.
Gulliver's Travels(V1) By Jonathan Swift
Get Context   In PART 1: CHAPTER II.
9  I observe among you some lines of an institution, which, in its original, might have been tolerable, but these half erased, and the rest wholly blurred and blotted by corruptions.
Gulliver's Travels(V1) By Jonathan Swift
Get Context   In PART 2: CHAPTER VI.
10  In about ten weeks time, I was able to understand most of his questions; and in three months, could give him some tolerable answers.
Gulliver's Travels(V2) By Jonathan Swift
Get Context   In PART 4: CHAPTER III.
11  Of these I also made very tolerable stockings.
Gulliver's Travels(V2) By Jonathan Swift
Get Context   In PART 4: CHAPTER X.
12  Not a tolerable woman's part in the play.
Mansfield Park By Jane Austen
Get Context   In CHAPTER XIV
13  So very fond of you as Miss Crawford is, it is most natural that she should tell you enough of her own feelings to furnish a tolerable guess at mine.
Mansfield Park By Jane Austen
Get Context   In CHAPTER XLIV
14  I quit such odious subjects as soon as I can, impatient to restore everybody, not greatly in fault themselves, to tolerable comfort, and to have done with all the rest.
Mansfield Park By Jane Austen
Get Context   In CHAPTER XLVIII
15  Captain Harville was no reader; but he had contrived excellent accommodations, and fashioned very pretty shelves, for a tolerable collection of well-bound volumes, the property of Captain Benwick.
Persuasion By Jane Austen
Get Context   In Chapter 11
Example Sentence: (46 in 4 pages)
16  I will not tolerate such gross interference.
17  I won't tolerate such behaviour/your behaving in this way.
18  They would never tolerate the judges because they believe whose opinions offend them.
19  Union activity was officially tolerated but strongly discouraged.
20  She actually seemed pleased to see him: most of her visitors she merely tolerated.
21  They had put up with behaviour from their son which they would not have tolerated from anyone else.
22  Their relationship was tolerated but not encouraged.
23  In those days, religious dissent was not tolerated.
24  This sort of behaviour will not be tolerated.
25  Wiretapping of our citizens without a warrant is against our values and not tolerated by the Democratic Party.
26  Mussolini has been described as an autocrat who tolerated no opposition.
27  The 64 year old man spoke slowly, almost awkwardly to his people, promising stable government in which no corruption would be tolerated.
28  The 64 year old business consultant spoke slowly, almost awkwardly to his people, promising stable government in which no corruption would be tolerated and an acceleration of the country's integration into the EU and NATO.
29  The saga of the Sun, a statement said, showed that even remotely independent journalism could not be tolerated in Malaysia and therefore could not survive.
30  He watched the kids throw water around with amused tolerance.