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practicable
used in Great Expectations

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Definition
capable of being done with means at hand and circumstances as they are

or more rarely:

usable for a specific purpose
  • We changed, and I had not made up my mind, and still reflected for my comfort that it would be quite practicable to get down and walk back, when we changed again.
    Chapter 19 (98% in)
  • So, when I had pledged myself to comfort and abet Herbert in the affair of his heart by all practicable and impracticable means, and when Herbert had told me that his affianced already knew me by reputation and that I should be presented to her, and when we had warmly shaken hands upon our mutual confidence, we blew out our candles, made up our fire, locked our door, and issued forth in quest of Mr. Wopsle and Denmark.
    Chapter 30 (98% in)
  • So, when I had pledged myself to comfort and abet Herbert in the affair of his heart by all practicable and impracticable means, and when Herbert had told me that his affianced already knew me by reputation and that I should be presented to her, and when we had warmly shaken hands upon our mutual confidence, we blew out our candles, made up our fire, locked our door, and issued forth in quest of Mr. Wopsle and Denmark.
    Chapter 30 (98% in)
  • Saying which he went out in disdain; and the landlord, having no one to reply upon, found it impracticable to pursue the subject.
    Chapter 54 (56% in)

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