Origin of livable
Examples from the Web for liveable
He pulled down three-quarters of a liveable house and began a large granite Castle, and inhabits the gore of the house.Miss Eden's Letters|Emily Eden
In every letter she had written lately she had assured him that life was not liveable in the summer term without a pony.A harum-scarum schoolgirl|Angela Brazil
He could not see his life as liveable if it were to meet him at every turn.A Young Man's Year|Anthony Hope
It's whether one finds her soul's realm or not that a place is liveable or not.The Riverman|Stewart Edward White
He provided them with plenty of food and clothing, and always saw to it that their cabins were liveable.Slave Narratives: A Folk History of Slavery in the United States|Work Projects Administration
also liveable, 1610s, "likely to survive," from live (v.) + -able. Meaning "conducive to living" is from 1660s; sense of "suitable for living in" is from 1814 ("Mansfield Park"). Meaning "endurable" is from 1841.