For example, one could purchase a "tolerably good slave" for 100 beans.
I was tolerably successful with the diggers working at their claims.
Yet hazy as his opinions in many respects were, it is easy to trace through his whole career a tolerably consistent principle.
He forced himself to say, in a tolerably calm voice, "I will send an answer."
Trained as an espalier, with protection of straw or mats, it will do tolerably well throughout the Middle states.
They were all strong, hard-working men, and tolerably steady.
You are a tolerably sharp little piece of goods, Leo, and have discovered what your numskulls of sisters never could.
Still, it is tolerably clean, and in summer the want of carpets is not missed.
Witham, impatient as he was, stopped and laughed, for the hotel-keepers daughter was tolerably well-favoured and a friend of his.
This makes it tolerably certain that I did not sleep for more than an hour and a half.
early 15c., "bearable," from Middle French tolerable (14c.), from Latin tolerabilis "that may be endured," from tolerare "to tolerate" (see toleration). Meaning "moderate, middling, not bad" is recorded from 1540s. Related: Tolerably.