Yet they could not dare to exercise this power except for a cause which was at least colorable in each case.
He intended to play just enough to give a colorable reason for his presence.
Then she began to seek some colorable ground for what she had heard as she went past the screen behind which he had been working.
Now Myra and Mr. Lawanne are definite, colorable entities to me.
For no colorable dede or deceytful trompery can serue the excuse of any notable wyckednesse.
The enclosed paper, No. 9, is the only colorable evidence of this which has come to my knowledge.
What colorable reason could be assigned, in a country so situated, for such vast augmentations of the military force?
Sports satisfy these requirements of substantial futility together with a colorable make-believe of purpose.
If he asks, I shall contrive to find some colorable pretext, probably that you were jealous of me!