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  • To be sure, an appreciable number had no trade.†   (source)
  • It fell in without making an appreciable sound or dent within the smooth calfskin sides.†   (source)
  • At this rate we are not going to get any appreciable amount of maple syrup.†   (source)
  • It had begun its mad deceleration among the outer planets, but even while passing Mars it had still possessed an appreciable fraction of the velocity of light.†   (source)
  • There followed an appreciable time lag, and then its possible significance occurred to me.†   (source)
  • It is difficult, too, to see in person an appreciable number of voters besides those professional hangers-on and vocal elements who gather about the politician on a trip home.†   (source)
  • Nor does there appear to have been any appreciable slowing down on the quantity of books he read.†   (source)
  • It was wearisome work but quickly yielded appreciable results as soot gave way to clean stone, dark wood, and faded yellow paint.†   (source)
  • They were taken to an elevator bank that was unlike any Max had ever seen; the elevator was a sort of smooth oval pod that was propelled along without any appreciable sense of friction.†   (source)
  • Several stood out conspicuously from the rest—crude, childlike scribbles of towers and squat ovals bordered by tiny, cramped writing that made no appreciable sense.†   (source)
  • Washington was thereafter to maintain an appreciable distance from Adams, thus diminishing still more the importance of the vice presidency and Adams's part in the scheme of things.†   (source)
  • My cousin Jasper made good the loss; he was the son of my father's elder brother, to whom he referred more than once, only half facetiously, as "the Head of the Family"; he was in his fourth year and, the term before, had come within appreciable distance of getting his rowing blue; he was secretary of the Canning and president of the J.C.R.; a considerable person in college.†   (source)
  • The object which had struck him had delivered an appreciable blow; then he discovered that the object was attached to his right hand.†   (source)
  • The pun upon the word 'Kidd' is appreciable in no other language than the English.†   (source)
  • I think it's appreciable, but I think it's small, and I'm prepared to take it."†   (source)
  • But not for an appreciable instant did his mother lower her flag.†   (source)
  • When the Irish Revival began to be appreciable Mrs. Kearney determined to take advantage of her daughter's name and brought an Irish teacher to the house.†   (source)
  • The room was empty, and she left him, for an appreciable time, to wonder whether she had gone to find her mistress, or whether she had not understood what he was there for, and thought it might be to wind the clock—of which he perceived that the only visible specimen had stopped.†   (source)
  • To those who have never wavered in conscience, the predicament of the individual whose mind is less strongly constituted and who trembles in the balance between duty and desire is scarcely appreciable, unless graphically portrayed.†   (source)
  • Society is hopelessly snobbish, and this fact of your extraction may make an appreciable difference to its acceptance of you as my wife, after I have made you the well-read woman that I mean to make you.†   (source)
  • 'Tamb' Itam told me the surprise was so great that, except for those who fell dead or wounded, not a soul of them moved for quite an appreciable time after the first discharge.†   (source)
  • Kennicott's rival gasped at this insult to professional ethics, and he took an appreciable second before he recovered his social manner.†   (source)
  • An appreciable pause fell after I had closed the doors and drawn the slide, a pause that must have lasted fully a minute.†   (source)
  • He declares he was so taken aback that for quite an appreciable time he did not realise the thing was alive, and sat still wondering for what purpose and by what means that object had been transported in front of his desk.†   (source)
  • It was not that she had not as handsome a silk dress and shawl, and as fine a pocket-handkerchief; but stiffness and squareness, and bolt-uprightness, enveloped her with as indefinite yet appreciable a presence as did grace her elegant neighbor; not the grace of God, however,—that is quite another thing!†   (source)
  • This well-favoured and comely girl soon made appreciable inroads upon the emotional constitution of young Farmer Oak.†   (source)
  • If you expressed a preference for cheese-parings, Mr. Glegg would remember to save them for you, with a good-natured delight in gratifying your palate, and he was given to pet all animals which required no appreciable keep.†   (source)
  • Your most instructive pamphlet has been widely circulated through the patronage of the bishop, and has been of appreciable service….†   (source)
  • Strangers who had heard of many such cases now merely heard of one more; but immediately where a blow falls no previous imaginings amount to appreciable preparation for it.†   (source)
  • I will not pursue these guesses--for I have no right to call them more--since the shades of reflection upon which they are based are scarcely of sufficient depth to be appreciable by my own intellect, and since I could not pretend to make them intelligible to the understanding of another.†   (source)
  • Inch by inch—line by line—with a descent only appreciable at intervals that seemed ages—down and still down it came!†   (source)
  • The banker's speech was fluent, but it was also copious, and he used up an appreciable amount of time in brief meditative pauses.†   (source)
  • By all appreciable signs, they loved; they had looked love with eyes that conveyed the holy secret from the depths of one soul into the depths of the other, as if it were too sacred to be whispered by the way; they had even spoken love in those gushes of passion when their spirits darted forth in articulated breath like tongues of long-hidden flame; and yet there had been no seal of lips, no clasp of hands, nor any slightest caress such as love claims and hallows.†   (source)
  • Isabel's cheek burned when she asked herself if she had really married on a factitious theory, in order to do something finely appreciable with her money.†   (source)
  • Threepence had a definite value as money—it was an appreciable infringement on a day's wages, and, as such, a higgling matter; but twopence—"Here," he said, stepping forward and handing twopence to the gatekeeper; "let the young woman pass."†   (source)
  • The errors of the legislator are exposed whenever their evil consequences are most felt, and it is always a positive and appreciable fact which serves as the basis of a prosecution.†   (source)
  • The marvellous skill shown in making the change thus from the extreme left across to the right without appreciable loss did not fail the sharp eyes upon the benches; the Circus seemed to rock and rock again with prolonged applause.†   (source)
  • Mr. Stelling felt like a kind-hearted man; he foresaw a probable money loss for himself, but this had no appreciable share in his feeling, while he looked with grave pity at the brother and sister for whom youth and sorrow had begun together.†   (source)
  • She had received an appreciable shock, but as it died away she felt that she couldn't pretend to herself that it was altogether a painful one.†   (source)
  • From these no appreciable beams now radiated, except when a more than usually smart gust brushed over their faces and raised a fitful glow which came and went like the blush of a girl.†   (source)
  • How she did it the most attentive spectator could not have told you, for she neither spoke loud, nor laughed profusely, nor moved rapidly, nor dressed with splendour, nor appealed in any appreciable manner to the audience.†   (source)
  • "Well, but then, my boy," said Uncle Glegg, whose good feeling led him to enter into Tom's wish, but who could not at once shake off his habitual abhorrence of such recklessness as destroying securities, or alienating anything important enough to make an appreciable difference in a man's property, "we should have to make away wi' the note, you know, if we're to guard against what may happen, supposing your father's made bankrupt——"†   (source)
  • Hence it may be that the face of an old man, who had like others been called to the heights by the rising flames, was not really the mere nose and chin that it appeared to be, but an appreciable quantity of human countenance.†   (source)
  • The effect of each appeared to be to intensify to an appreciable degree the self-consciousness of the other.†   (source)
  • The last two violations of duty can alone come under the cognizance of a tribunal; a positive and appreciable fact is the indispensable foundation of an action at law.†   (source)
  • The two young persons, after spending an hour on the river, strolled back to the house and perceived Lord Warburton sitting under the trees and engaged in conversation, of which even at a distance the desultory character was appreciable, with Mrs. Touchett.†   (source)
  • The rights awarded to the Federal Government for purposes of obvious national importance are definite and easily comprehensible; but those with which this last clause invests it are not either clearly appreciable or accurately defined.†   (source)
  • She had no wish, however, that for the moment such a prelude should have a sequel, and she said as gaily as possible and as quickly as an appreciable degree of agitation would allow her: "I'm afraid there's no prospect of my being able to come here again."†   (source)
  • In such a situation time is inappreciable; so that Ben-Hur could form no judgment of distance gone.†   (source)
    standard prefix: The prefix "in-" in inappreciable means not and reverses the meaning of appreciable. This is the same pattern you see in words like invisible, incomplete, and insecure.
  • Just at that instant Duane felt an almost inappreciable movement of the adobe wall which supported him.†   (source)
  • And perhaps in this is the whole difference; perhaps all the wisdom, and all truth, and all sincerity, are just compressed into that inappreciable moment of time in which we step over the threshold of the invisible.†   (source)
  • Probably to Leora one building differed from another— she appeared to distinguish between the general store of Norblom and that of Frazier & Lamb—but to Martin the two-story wooden shacks creeping aimlessly along the wide Main Street were featureless and inappreciable.†   (source)
  • The two rooms looked onto the street—a fact which Signor Pastrini commented upon as an inappreciable advantage.†   (source)
  • Intellectual principles exercise an influence which is so invisible, and often so inappreciable, that they baffle the toils of oppression.†   (source)
  • 'How could you give me life, and take from me all the inappreciable things that raise it from the state of conscious death?†   (source)
  • Even Mrs. Martins seemed a trifle worried as the pains went on, with no appreciable progress.†   (source)
  • The hoi polloi of jarvies or stevedores or whatever they were after a cursory examination turned their eyes apparently dissatisfied, away though one redbearded bibulous individual portion of whose hair was greyish, a sailor probably, still stared for some appreciable time before transferring his rapt attention to the floor.†   (source)
  • How far English has proceeded toward the complete obliteration of inflections is shown by such barbarous forms of it as Pigeon English and Beach-la-Mar, in which the final step is taken without appreciable loss of clarity.†   (source)
  • So early as 1768 Benjamin Franklin had published his "Scheme for a New Alphabet and a Reformed Mode of Spelling, with Remarks and Examples Concerning the Same, and an Enquiry Into its Uses" and induced a Philadelphia typefounder to cut type for it, but this scheme was too extravagant to be adopted anywhere, or to have any appreciable influence upon spelling.†   (source)
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