Any colourable pretence for a skirmish won't suit your palette.
There is not so much as a colourable pretence that any American had a hand in the matter.
There was no such similarity or colourable imitation in the title as to support the claim.
He not only has no masters in the novel; he has scarcely a colourable peer.
It rather looks as if the two were not genuine oleographs but only colourable imitations.
Tourists are also catered for in a native block-stamped variety, which is at least a colourable imitation of the real article.
Not a blow was struck which gave a colourable ground for outrage on the part of the police.
Day by day the men gained strength until they were colourable imitations of the original arrivals at Anzac.
All of them show the basest ingratitude under a colourable cloak of human excuse.
His mode of refusing the vineyard might give some colourable pretext to the charge.