By and large, the measure of their serviceability for his ends is the measure of their technological competency.
It must be admitted that the leather-covered books have the appearance of strength and serviceability, but not of beauty.
Admission to the class is gained by exercise of the pecuniary aptitudes—aptitudes for acquisition rather than for serviceability.
Experience in the use of these volumes only emphasizes their serviceability, attractiveness and cheapness.
But probably no one better than she understood the serviceability for disguise of a heavily figured white-lace veil.
The ground of survival in the selective process is fitness for pecuniary gain, not fitness for serviceability at large.
On the other hand, its serviceability is much diminished by the special opportunities it gives a few individuals.
The plan finally adopted had at least the merit of modesty and some degree of serviceability.
serviceability for these lusory institutions requires sedulous training or breeding.
It is for this reason that earth roads often exhibit great differences in serviceability even in a restricted area.
"ready to do service," early 14c., from Old French servicable, from servise (see service (n.1)). Related: Serviceability.
Edgar: I know thee well: a serviceable villain,
As duteous to the vices of thy mistress
As badness would desire.
["King Lear," Act IV, Scene vi]