Tikibu: pronunciation dictionary with use examples

Word: tenable
IPA transcription: [t'ɛnəbəl]
adverb meaning of the word
  • Synonyms: tenable, well-founded
    Meaning: based on sound reasoning or evidence; "well-founded suspicions"
Usage examples
  • You have been led from the extreme of independence to the extreme of subjection without meeting with a single tenable position for shelter or repose.
  • The only tenable ground of condemnation would be, that with the personal tastes and self-regarding concerns of individuals the public has no business to interfere.
  • If any one could point out an intermediate and yet a tenable position between the complete independence and the entire subjection of the public expression of opinion, I should perhaps be inclined to adopt it; but the difficulty is to discover this position.