Origin of tolerable
Examples from the Web for tolerably
One of them is now in the possession of the Governor, and tolerably well reconciled to his new master.A Narrative of the Expedition to Botany Bay|Watkin Tench
I hope, therefore, that this matter is tolerably well fixed, as far as the consumption of this country goes.
The males were tolerably good and were known by the smallness of their two fore-claws or feeders.A Voyage to the South Sea|William Bligh
The Turkish men are generally robust, and tolerably well made, and it is rare to find a deformed person among them.Buffon's Natural History. Volume IV (of 10)|Georges Louis Leclerc de Buffon
It is tolerably clear along here, and we might take our morning bath very comfortably.Four Young Explorers|Oliver Optic
British Dictionary definitions for tolerably
Word Origin and History for tolerably
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.