It was a result of the improvable mental and moral qualities which belong to the human species.
Brother, the wight is improvable, and this must not be borne withal.
I should apprehend this bog to be among the most improvable in the country.
Man is an improvable being, and some advancement may be expected in his condition.
It will be more to the point, after having said so much upon improving books, to say a word or two about the improvable reader.
Therefore, use your government interest for him, for he is improved and improvable.
Man is an improvable being, and indefinite progress is the law of his existence.
As a whole, the creature appears to be innately the dullest and least improvable of all our servitors.
It will be more to the point, after have said so much upon improving books, to say a word or two about the improvable reader.
When you tell him that his soul is not improvable by material conditions, you prevent him from making himself better than he is.
late 15c., "to use to one's profit, to increase (income)," from Anglo-French emprouwer "to turn to profit" (late 13c.), from Old French en-, causative prefix, + prou "profit," from Latin prode "advantageous" (see proud). Spelling with -v- was rare before 17c. Meaning "to raise to a better quality or condition" first recorded 1610s. Phrase improve the occasion retains the etymological sense. Meaning "to turn land to profit" (by clearing it, erecting buildings, etc.) was in Anglo-French (13c.) and was retained in the American colonies.