- able to be foretold or declared in advance: New technology allows predictable weather forecasting.
- expected, especially on the basis of previous or known behavior: His complaints are so predictable.
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Examples from the Web for predictable
Three were predictable: The Italians and French were, of course, wine imbibers and the Germans were deep in the beer cellar.Beer Countries vs. Wine Countries
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A predictable, inflation-adjusted minimum wage would make business planning easier.To Make Their Victory Durable, the GOP Must Fix the Minimum Wage
November 6, 2014
Following an all too predictable cycle of the hyperactive 21st century, focus on the explosion was ephemeral.Deepwater Horizon: Life Drowning in Oil
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Playing the foul-mouthed bad character will become as predictable and counter-intuitive as a playing a thousand Joeys.How Can Katie Holmes Escape Tom Cruise—and ‘Dawson’s Creek’?
October 30, 2014
Nick Clegg, the Lib Dem Deputy Prime Minister, attacked the Conservatives for their predictable response to the report.Britain Admits Anti-Drug Laws Are Useless
October 30, 2014
Once we can establish a predictable pattern, we'll have a chance.Space Viking
Henry Beam Piper
Now there was no predictable course men could shape their actions to avoid.Greener Than You Think
Most of their world was predictable from what had gone before.Mercenary
Dallas McCord Reynolds
Of all futures, the future of literature and its professors is the least predictable.G. K. Chesterton, A Critical Study
If it was only a matter of smooth, predictable rates—But look at her.A Feast of Demons
Word Origin and History for predictable
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