capable of being endured or tolerated; endurable.
- bear·a·ble·ness, noun
- bear·a·bly, adverb
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How to use bearable in a sentence
I uploaded the most bearable photo, and within milliseconds Qoves returned a report card of the 10 “predicted flaws” on my face.
Why a basic ice scraper with brass blade still winsYes, there are tons of windshield ice scrapers with extra features to make a frustrating chore a bit more bearable, but sometimes there’s just no reason to mess with a winning formula.Best ice scraper: Hassle-free ways to get rid of snow and ice | PopSci Commerce Team | February 26, 2021 | Popular-Science
He said thinking about Khashoggi is one of the few things that makes the pain bearable.A new movie about Jamal Khashoggi reveals a protégé who is alive and under assault | Steven Zeitchik | January 12, 2021 | Washington Post
Lastly I asked about whether any conveniences of modern consumer tech had made it more bearable to spend long periods of time in space, for instance the fairly recent capability to do video calls.Astronaut Anne McClain on designing and piloting the next generation of spacecraft | Devin Coldewey | January 1, 2021 | TechCrunch
For this act to succeed, Congress must pass urgent fiscal stimulus support to give citizens the food, income, and employment security needed to make these measures bearable and compliance possible.Getting to the COVID-19 finish line: A drama in three acts | matthewheimer | December 8, 2020 | Fortune
Anja always comes through, and she makes the awful somehow bearable.Remembering My Sisters in Danger, The AP’s Anja Niedringhaus and Kathy Gannon | Kimberly Dozier | April 4, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
What makes the pain bearable is a memory of Robin, at lunch, when she suddenly smashes a lemon meringue pie into her own face.
Just a gradual, bearable, steady impoverishment in a world where savings linked to the value of paper money languish.
When the stages of life are followed in order: birth, aging, illness, and death—they are bearable.
And then write articles arguing that other people should sit bolt upright for hours on end in order to make this choice bearable.
To render this state of things bearable, the inhabitants use, besides the punkas in the rooms, wicker-work made of bamboo.A Woman's Journey Round the World | Ida Pfeiffer
The harsh clamor and the dirty disagreeable work were bearable before, but it would not be the same with Robert away.The Underworld | James C. Welsh
“We all think the toothache would be so much more bearable, if it were only in the other tooth,” said the Professor.The Daughters of Danaus | Mona Caird
The sky was cloudy all day, and the temperature was therefore more bearable, but the weather was very threatening.Michael Strogoff | Jules Verne
The cool morning air made it bearable for man and beast to trek.My Reminiscences of the Anglo-Boer War | Ben Viljoen.
British Dictionary definitions for bearable
- bearably, adverb
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