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tolerably (ˈtɒlərəblɪ) 



  1. in a manner that is able to be tolerated   ⇒ Their captors treated them tolerably well.   ⇒ tolerably hot water
  2. in a fairly good manner   ⇒ He can see tolerably well and he can read.

    tolerably good

tolerable (ˈtɒlərəbəl Pronunciation for tolerable



  1. able to be tolerated; endurable
  2. permissible
  3. (informal) fairly good

Derived Forms

ˈtolerableness, ˌtoleraˈbility noun
ˈtolerably adverb

Example Sentences Including 'tolerably'

Everything --- as she appraised it --- seemed in tolerably good order.
Nicola Barker BEHINDLINGS (2002)
Marriages could quite tolerably muddle on without being disturbed by extramarital adventures.
Times, Sunday Times (2005)
Neville's already mentioned the difficulty of depriving his wife of a life which made her happy and tolerably stable.
Howatch, Susan Absolute Truths
Only `` tolerably good land ', the reports of the time said.
The Advertiser, Sunday Mail (2005)
She could easily have afforded to make the place tolerably comfortable.
Ferrars, Elizabeth Thy Brother Death
The atmosphere was quiet and the public address system tolerably loud.
The Australian (2004)
The camps I visited in Port Blair were in tolerably good, hygienic condition.
Outlook India (2005)
Their number included Vancouver, whose own stoical journal entry simply recorded that it was `a tolerably comfortable situation '.
Glyn Williams VOYAGES OF DELUSION: The Search for the North West Passage in the Age of Reason (2002)
Wales were willing enough, and kept their defensive shape tolerably well.
Times, Sunday Times (2002)


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