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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR ARGUABLE

One does not argue, for there are certain things not arguable.

But an aristocracy must be a minority, and it is arguable that the smaller it is the better.

Their consultation was brief; there was no arguable question of what must be done, only of how.

I dare say it's arguable—most things are here—but I won't argue it, or we shall be late for church.

"Commission form of government" is a subject, but it is not arguable, for it gives you no hold either for affirming or denying.

Make three arguable propositions on the subject, "Entrance examinations for college."

Then with these before you, you can soon, by stating them and rearranging them, simmer down your case into arguable form.

How much he owed to Rubens, and how much Rubens162 owed to him in painting is a matter that is arguable.

But one arresting and tremendous difference towers over all these doubtful or arguable differences.

To him, however, all rights to property were purely civil and arguable only on principles of positive law.

WORD ORIGIN

1610s, from argue + -able.

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