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admissible

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Definition worthy of entry — especially evidence allowable in court
  • A big, motherly looking woman invariably stood guard at the door during the entire operation and counted the admissible number.
    Theodore Dreiser  --  Sister Carrie
  • It was termed an "Application for Waiver of Grounds of Inadmissibility."
    Joshua Davis  --  Spare Parts
  • (Editor's note:  The prefix "in-" in inadmissibility means not and reverses the meaning of admissibility. This is the same pattern you see in words like invisible, incomplete, and insecure.)
  • No, Mr. David, I am afraid your scheme is inadmissible.
    Robert Louis Stevenson  --  Kidnapped
  • (Editor's note:  The prefix "in-" in inadmissible means not and reverses the meaning of admissible. This is the same pattern you see in words like invisible, incomplete, and insecure.)
  • Secondary sources, including peer-reviewed articles in scientific journals, are deemed inadmissible as evidence.
    Eric Schlosser  --  Fast Food Nation
  • (Editor's note:  The prefix "in-" in inadmissible means not and reverses the meaning of admissible. This is the same pattern you see in words like invisible, incomplete, and insecure.)
  • Lieutenant, anything my client says under physical and mental duress is inadmissible.
    J.D. Robb  --  Immortal in Death
  • (Editor's note:  The prefix "in-" in inadmissible means not and reverses the meaning of admissible. This is the same pattern you see in words like invisible, incomplete, and insecure.)
  • However, the child is a national of Japan and as such is inadmissible under existing immigration regulations.
    Joy Kogawa  --  Obasan
  • (Editor's note:  The prefix "in-" in inadmissible means not and reverses the meaning of admissible. This is the same pattern you see in words like invisible, incomplete, and insecure.)
  • What were they going to argue, that all the evidence was inadmissible?
    James Patterson  --  1st to Die
  • (Editor's note:  The prefix "in-" in inadmissible means not and reverses the meaning of admissible. This is the same pattern you see in words like invisible, incomplete, and insecure.)
  • It also showed that there was nothing about the testimony that Judson could declare inadmissible.
    Alexs Pate  --  Amistad
  • (Editor's note:  The prefix "in-" in inadmissible means not and reverses the meaning of admissible. This is the same pattern you see in words like invisible, incomplete, and insecure.)
  • But not, in the present circumstance, admissible.
    Aldous Huxley  --  Brave New World
  • My friends the wood-cutters were likewise scandalized, and with a better show of reason—though I admit that the reason itself was quite inadmissible.
    Joseph Conrad  --  Heart of Darkness
  • (Editor's note:  The prefix "in-" in inadmissible means not and reverses the meaning of admissible. This is the same pattern you see in words like invisible, incomplete, and insecure.)
  • Is the CONSEQUENCE from this doctrine admissible?
    Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, & John Jay  --  The Federalist Papers
  • I had not known they would take place, nor would my telling of Paul's thoughts ever be admissible in any court.
    Roger Zelazny  --  My Name is Legion
  • BRADY Irrelevant, immaterial, inadmissible.
    Jerome Lawrence and Robert E. Lee  --  Inherit the Wind
  • (Editor's note:  The prefix "in-" in inadmissible means not and reverses the meaning of admissible. This is the same pattern you see in words like invisible, incomplete, and insecure.)
  • The magistrates consulted, and the second one said that the bench was of opinion that twelve feet nine inches from a man on his oath was admissible.
    Thomas Hardy  --  The Mayor of Casterbridge
  • It's not admissible unless he lets prior knowledge slip."
    Alice Sebold  --  Lucky
  • The only aim that seemed admissible to him now was to deceive Adam to the utmost: to make Adam think better of him than he deserved.
    George Eliot  --  Adam Bede
  • Miss Francon, I hardly think that this line of testimony is relevant or admissible...
    Ayn Rand  --  The Fountainhead
  • If Hugh Akston were around, no academic publication would have dared to treat this as a work admissible into the realm of philosophy.
    Ayn Rand  --  Atlas Shrugged
  • [Footnote n: Crimes no doubt exist for which bail is inadmissible, but they are few in number.
    Alexis de Toqueville  --  Democracy In America, Volume 1
  • (Editor's note:  The prefix "in-" in inadmissible means not and reverses the meaning of admissible. This is the same pattern you see in words like invisible, incomplete, and insecure.)
  • The scalp was the only admissible trophy of victory.
    James Fenimore Cooper  --  The Last of the Mohicans

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