TRACTABLE in a Sentence

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 Meanings and Examples of TRACTABLE
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 a.  easily managed or controlled; governable; easily handled or worked; docile
Classic Sentence:
1  The "woman" was more tractable, and for a dime Jurgis secured two thick sandwiches and a piece of pie and two apples.
The Jungle By Upton Sinclair
Context  Highlight   In Chapter 22
2  He had not the most tractable pupils, however.
The Jungle By Upton Sinclair
Context  Highlight   In Chapter 26
3  Tom Loker we left groaning and touzling in a most immaculately clean Quaker bed, under the motherly supervision of Aunt Dorcas, who found him to the full as tractable a patient as a sick bison.
Uncle Tom's Cabin By Harriet Beecher Stowe
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XXXVII
4  "Come," he said to himself, "let me try if he will be more tractable than the other;" and he tapped gently at the door.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Context  Highlight   In Chapter 115. Luigi Vampa's Bill of Fare.
5  I never heard any harm of her; and I dare say she is one of the most tractable creatures in the world.
Pride and Prejudice By Jane Austen
Context  Highlight   In Chapter 33
6  Bulls which had always been tractable suddenly turned savage, sheep broke down hedges and devoured the clover, cows kicked the pail over, hunters refused their fences and shot their riders on to the other side.
Animal Farm By George Orwell
Context  Highlight   In Chapter IV
7  While the men were milking the boys would take turns in riding the tractable mare round the field.
A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man By James Joyce
Context  Highlight   In Chapter 2
8  In order to render me more tractable, he brought me to this country house.
Candide By Voltaire
Context  Highlight   In VIII
9  We may, perhaps, succeed in restoring her to them, if she is not obstinate: but I trace lines of force in her face which make me sceptical of her tractability.
Jane Eyre By Charlotte Bronte
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XXIX
Example Sentence:
1  Although Susan seemed a tractable young woman, she had a stubborn streak of independence.