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tenable
used in Tess of the d'Urbervilles

2 uses
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Definition
defensible — especially of an opinion or a position
  • There is no institution for whose history I have a deeper admiration; but I cannot honestly be ordained her minister, as my brothers are, while she refuses to liberate her mind from an untenable redemptive theolatry.
    3 — The Rally (29% in)
  • He moved on in silence, as if his energies were benumbed by the hitherto undreamt-of possibility that his position was untenable.
    6 — The Convert (31% in)

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