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palatable food
  acceptable — especially to the taste buds
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palatable unpalatable palatability unpalatability palatably
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  • palatable food
  • a palatable solution to the problem
  • The truth is unpalatable.
    Kamala Markandaya  --  Nectar in a Sieve
  • "Its natural consistency is a bit gelatinous and pasty, really, but whipped together with a soupcon of remoulade and spread upon white meat, it’s quite palatable."
    Ransom Riggs  --  Hollow City

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  • I needed money to pay my huge ongoing legal fees, so I worked with the clients my hipster colleagues found unsexy and unpalatable—big telecom, big petrochemicals, and big shadowy holding companies.
    Piper Kerman  --  Orange Is the New Black
  • The happy days of the universal scholar who was able to take a keen interest in all phases of natural history were at an end, and I was forced to recognize the unpalatable necessity of specializing, if I was to succeed as a professional biologist.
    Farley Mowat  --  Never Cry Wolf
  • Either of those scenarios would be more palatable to the Chancellor than the truth—that he’d risked everything for a girl.
    Kass Morgan  --  The 100
  • The fact that Barlowe paid handsomely, and paid in cash, only made the relationship more palatable for Dunwoody.
    Scott Pratt  --  An Innocent Client
  • Someday she will be saved, and the past and all its pain will be rendered as smoothly palatable as the food we spoon to our babies.
    Lauren Oliver  --  Delirium
  • He knew nothing about the music she and Nathan had played so constantly, merely identifying it as "classic," and confessing to me once that although it was too "deep" for him to understand, he found it more palatable than some of the popular crud that came from the radios and record players of the other tenants.
    William Styron  --  Sophie’s Choice

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  • The water was faintly bitter, but cold, and not unpalatable.
    Diana Gabaldon  --  Outlander
  • But a woman who came up with a palatable wild dog and rhubarb stew is bound to feel as if her hands are tied here.
    Suzanne Collins  --  Mockingjay
  • Mr. Fogg accordingly tasted the dish, but, despite its spiced sauce, found it far from palatable.
    Jules Verne  --  Around the World in 80 Days
  • I do not know if the result will be as agreeable as you describe, but the thing does not appear to me as palatable as you say.
    Alexandre Dumas  --  The Count of Monte Cristo
  • Homely truth is unpalatable.
    Mark Twain  --  The Adventures of Tom Sawyer
  • To get around the regulations that require that Jamaica ginger extract be rendered unpalatable.
    Sara Gruen  --  Water for Elephants
  • We don’t have time to waste, to come up with more palatable ways to do this.
    Stephenie Meyer  --  Breaking Dawn
  • The bread was less palatable.
    John Wyndham  --  The Chrysalids
  • The boys thought the tongue might prove equally palatable, but I valued it only on account of the large quantity of oil it contained.
    Johann Wyss  --  The Swiss Family Robinson
  • Did they make killing any more palatable?
    Ernest Hemingway  --  For Whom the Bell Tolls
  • I did hear, too, that there was a time, when sermon-making was not so palatable to you as it seems to be at present; that you actually declared your resolution of never taking orders, and that the business had been compromised accordingly.
    Jane Austen  --  Pride and Prejudice
  • As always when she heard the truth spoken, no matter how unpalatable it was, basic honesty forced her to acknowledge it as truth.
    Margaret Mitchell  --  Gone with the Wind
  • A disagreeable truth would be palatable through her lips, but I am the wretchedest being in the world at a civil falsehood.
    Jane Austen  --  Emma
  • The days before these ordeals take place are spent in cramming your mind with mystic formula and indigestible dates—unpalatable diets, until you wish that books and science and you were buried in the depths of the sea.
    Helen Keller  --  Story of My Life
  • There were terpenes, which plants spread to poison the soil around them and inhibit competitors; alkaloids, which made them unpalatable to insects and predators (and children); and pheromones, used for communication.
    Michael Crichton  --  Jurassic Park
  • Those kids make things more palatable for mainstream people.
    Malcolm Gladwell  --  The Tipping Point
  • In one corner of the room there was a huge hearth, over which hung a stock-pot, with a not altogether unpalatable odour of hot soup emanating therefrom.
    Baroness Orczy  --  The Scarlet Pimpernel
  • It was not, she remarked, so palatable to her, but it was the next best.
    Charles Dickens  --  David Copperfield
  • To the bison of the prairie it is a few inches of palatable grass, with water to drink; unless he seeks the Shelter of the forest or the mountain’s shadow.
    Henry David Thoreau  --  Walden
  • It was a plant as rare as it was strange, and as tasty as it looked unpalatable.
    James Vance Marshall  --  Walkabout
  • Half the parsnips of society are served and rendered palatable with no other sauce.
    William Makepeace Thackeray  --  Vanity Fair
  • This great philosopher freely acknowledged his own mistakes in natural philosophy, because he proceeded in many things upon conjecture, as all men must do; and he found that Gassendi, who had made the doctrine of Epicurus as palatable as he could, and the vortices of Descartes, were equally to be exploded.
    Jonathan Swift  --  Gulliver’s Travels
  • Her unsophisticated open-air existence required no varnish of conventionality to make it palatable to him.
    Thomas Hardy  --  Tess of the d’Urbervilles
  • We slept till far into the afternoon, and then got up hungry enough to make cotter fare quite palatable to the king, the more particularly as it was scant in quantity.
    Mark Twain  --  A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court
  • Carrie studied the art of making biscuit, and soon reached the stage where she could show a plate of light, palatable morsels for her labor.
    Theodore Dreiser  --  Sister Carrie
  • She took the essence of our life stories and made them palatable and enjoyable for a youth and teen audience.
    Sampon Davis, et. al.  --  We Beat the Street
  • "Poor little souls, they will have a hard time, I’m afraid, but they won’t suffer, and it will do them good," she said, producing the more palatable viands with which she had provided herself, and disposing of the bad breakfast, so that their feelings might not be hurt, a motherly little deception for which they were grateful.
    Louisa May Alcott  --  Little Women
  • Sand ain’t a palatable substitute.
    O. Henry  --  The Ransom of Red Chief
  • The latter alternative means that their security has been violated by outsiders, but being a victim is more palatable than having to recognize the intrinsic contradictions of their own governing philosophy.
    Tom Clancy  --  The Hunt for Red October
  • But the reward itself seemed unpalatable just then: she could get no zest from the thought of victory.
    Edith Wharton  --  The House of Mirth
  • I openly say, unpalatable as it may be, that I consider Mr. C.’s affairs in a very bad way, that I consider Mr. C. himself in a very bad way, and that I regard this as an exceedingly illadvised marriage.
    Charles Dickens  --  Bleak House
  • My plan, I told him, was simply to effect essentially cosmetic changes in order to make the ANC more intelligible—and more palatable—to our allies.
    Nelson Mandela  --  Long Walk to Freedom
  • She had been lying in the semidarkness nursing this palatable sadness for half an hour when she heard the sound of the police car parked below her window starting up.
    Ian McEwan  --  Atonement
  • "But I bet that street performer who asked me out is starting to look a lot more palatable to you …" That left two of us, men of God, standing awkwardly on the driveway.
    Jodi Picoult  --  Change of Heart
  • It is a very genuine admiration, that with which persons too shy or too awkward to take a due part in the bustling world regard the real actors in life’s stirring scenes; so genuine, in fact, that the former are usually fain to make it palatable to their self-love, by assuming that these active and forcible qualities are incompatible with others, which they choose to deem higher and more important.
    Nathaniel Hawthorne  --  The House of the Seven Gables
  • …the high at present unlit warehouses of Beresford place Stephen thought to think of Ibsen, associated with Baird’s the stonecutter’s in his mind somehow in Talbot place, first turning on the right, while the other who was acting as his fidus Achates inhaled with internal satisfaction the smell of James Rourke’s city bakery, situated quite close to where they were, the very palatable odour indeed of our daily bread, of all commodities of the public the primary and most indispensable.
    James Joyce  --  Ulysses
  • The British had to relinquish leadership in the area of secret intelligence operations for reasons that were as clear as they were’ unpalatable to London: the Occidental could never fully understand the peculiar subtleties of the Oriental mind, and these were not the times to render misleading or poorly evaluated information.
    Robert Ludlum  --  The Bourne Supremacy
  • Nadine sampled the first shell, decided it was nearly palatable.
    J.D. Robb  --  Glory in Death
  • I like rain when it has turned to snow and become palatable.
    Virginia Woolf  --  The Waves
  • None of the solutions he thought of were very palatable.
    Christopher Paolini  --  Inheritance
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