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practicable
used in Tess of the d'Urbervilles

3 uses
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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
  • Yet Clare's love was doubtless ethereal to a fault, imaginative to impracticability.
    5 — The Woman Pays (22% in)
  • Early association with country solitudes had bred in him an unconquerable, and almost unreasonable, aversion to modern town life, and shut him out from such success as he might have aspired to by following a mundane calling in the impracticability of the spiritual one.
    3 — The Rally (32% in)
  • Tess could eventually join him there, and perhaps in that country of contrasting scenes and notions and habits the conventions would not be so operative which made life with her seem impracticable to him here.
    5 — The Woman Pays (44% in)

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