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- 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)
There are no more uses of "tenable" in Tess of the d'Urbervilles.
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