UNTENABLE in a Sentence

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 a.  indefensible; not able to be maintained
Classic Sentence:
1  This left me no course but to regret that I had been "betrayed into a warmth which," and on the whole to repudiate, as untenable, the idea that I was to be found anywhere.
Great Expectations By Charles Dickens
Context  Highlight   In Chapter XXXVIII
2  But when, in pursuance of this resolve, Thomasin reached the van and looked in she found it to be untenanted; though there was no doubt that it was the reddleman's.
Return of the Native By Thomas Hardy
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 5: 8 Rain, Darkness, and Anxious Wanderers
3  I had the further motive that Baskerville Hall, as the paper says, would certainly remain untenanted if anything were done to increase its already rather grim reputation.
The Hound of the Baskervilles By Arthur Conan Doyle
Context  Highlight   In Chapter 2. The Curse of the Baskervilles
4  Finally, on the top corridor, which ran outside three untenanted bedrooms, he again was seized with a spasm of merriment.
The Return of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
5  The three windows were still untenanted.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Context  Highlight   In Chapter 35. La Mazzolata.
6  The house looked as though it had been long untenanted.
Dracula By Bram Stoker
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XX
Example Sentence:
1  Wayne is so contrary that, the more untenable a position is, the harder he'll try to defend it.